-Hannah Mead, MCPP Intern, 2008
(On the same vein as my previous post.) Gov. Jennifer Granholm sets a good example: Granholm enjoys her morning bus ride to work. The Free Press explains, “Granholm rides bus to show motorists ways to save” — because we obviously didn’t know before about public transit.
Today, she donned sneakers with her tan pantsuit to walk the few blocks from her Lansing home to a bus stop, then hopped on a Capital Area Transportation Authority bus for the half-hour ride to her downtown office. She carried her dress sandals and some work materials in a mesh backpack.
Maybe she could do us all a favor and set a truly useful trend: sneakers at work. I myself find most dress shoes remarkably uncomfortable and would greatly appreciate it if the governor would wield her influence to make my Pumas acceptable office-wear.
The governor has also ridden her bike to work. The Oakland Press reports:
She rode her blue bike to work Wednesday, accompanied by her security detail.
The governor, who had places to go after work Wednesday, didn’t ride the bike home.
Um, her blue bike? What is this, Us Magazine? No offense to politicians, but a governor isn’t exactly Nicole Kidman. And if she didn’t ride her bike home (someone obviously had to come pick her up), that didn’t exactly save any gas, now, did it?