1999 GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY FORUM
SEPTEMBER 24-26, 1999
LIGHTLY EDITED, VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24
Thank you. I want to thank Carol Browner. She is, as you all know, who are from Milwaukee, she is taking the last flight out to Washington. She doesn't believe in an entire airplane for one person. That would be pollution. She believes that she should go commercial. Also, to show all the parents out there, she definitely has her priorities in order. She's going to be back in time for her son's baseball game tomorrow morning. Thank you Secretary Browner.
Thank you. I now have another opportunity to introduce another wonderful political official. First of all I want to tell a story from Jasonville, Indiana. We had mayor's races about four years ago and they're up again this year, and we have a man who has an interesting sideline. The mayor of Jasonville, Indiana is not a full-time job, so at night this man is an Elvis impersonator. His bumper sticker reads, Mayor by day, King at night.
I would like to introduce you to a man who is called by the Wall Street Journal (this is very good praise for a Democrat) a new Democrat working to reduce taxes. He was called by the Economist, A Mayor that is part of a strong wind of change blowing through American cities. He has been credited with a record of streamlining government, improving public safety, and spurring on job growth while protecting the environment, and the best choice he ever made was marrying Susan Mudd. The mayor of Milwaukee, John Norquist.