Yes its Earl Blumenaur, the Don of the light rail mafia. A key figure in getting pork from the federal government, now trying to keep things rolling along here in Portland. This guy will have his congressional seat for life because there is never a challenge against him. His carefully scripted "show" is a beautiful thing to watch. With his "nice guy act" and his "bicycle pin" he exemplifies the Portland myth. His schtick goes unchallenged in the mainstream media. Trimet just got a tax increase in case you forgot. But that's not enough for the light rail mafia, they need YOUR MONEY! AS MUCH OF YOURS AS THEY CAN GET!