No detail is too small to escape the unblinking eye of Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin. Just before the adjournment of today's commission meeting, she spoke of something horrible that she saw recently at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport while waiting for a ride from her husband, Richard. All 12,500 airport employees can exhale now. Turns out, it was Wasserman-Rubin's aesthetic sensibilities that were offended...by a courtesy shuttle bus that, in her opinion, looked like it had been doused in black paint.
Actually, the buses have been wrapped in plastic images of plants to resemble Florida's wild treasure, the Everglades.
Wasserman-Rubin insisted that she held no grudge toward our river of grass. After all, her commission district lies along its eastern boundary, from Weston to Miramar. It's just that the buses, she thinks, look like they'd been swamped by graffiti artists.
Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion Jr. cracked that maybe the black scrawl was commentary on the mess that the administration of President George W. Bush has dumped on all of us.
Well, whatever the decorations are, Wasserman-Rubin huffed, they are "unwelcome" and the commission ought to do something about it.
Personally, I like the bus art. I shot these pictures today with my camara. Have a look:
-- Amy Guthrie