Shimkus in line for big promotion
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
* People I’ve talked to think this is a very good bet…
Shimkus spoke at a high school graduation event I attended earlier this year (another one of my super-smart and talented nieces).
He brought along a tray of tomato plants and used it to illustrate his life lesson, which was, essentially: Plant yourself where you find yourself and grow from there.
Shimkus told the story of how he’d become chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, which he jokingly described as the “garbage committee.” The subcommittee has been working since the 1970s to revise garbage regulations. Shimkus told the audience that he decided to make the best of his assignment and was on the verge of getting the bill passed and signed into law.
I kinda chuckled at Shimkus’ “garbage committee” story back then. But I ain’t chuckling now.