Col. Michael E. Fossum's patronizing defense for torpedoing the Pelican Island Bridge project misses the point entirely ("Texas A&M at Galveston must ensure safety," The Daily News, May 24). At issue isn't "why" he did it, but rather "how" he did it.

Fossum refused to use his influence to lobby for the bridge he desired, but then used his influence in a backstabbing legislative maneuver effectively killing funding for the bridge he didn't like.

It was a blindside that astonished local leaders who had worked for many years to bring the project to fruition. 

Unfortunately, Fossum's arrogant misstep has created so much ill will that he may deal with big rigs moving through the middle of his campus for a long, long time. What a shame. What a shame.

David Worthington

Galveston

Locations

(6) comments

Ron Woody

Hear! Hear!

Miceal O'Laochdha

There are some voices among TAMUG leadership who display a more reasonable and plausible attitude than that which we were treated to in Col. Fossum's guest column. Perhaps he should consider deferring to one or more of his colleagues to try to right the ship that he has taken well off course.

Robert Waggoner

A&M is a great institution that has educated some of the finest. The only problem here is the leadership here. They need to put the Athletic Director in charge. Sponsor the building of the bridge like it was a football stadium. You can almost bet it would have six lines on each side and accommodate a railroad track and wouldn't even come close to the campus.

Kelly Naschke

I think Robert might be on to something......

Gary Scoggin

Brilliant. I could live with that even if it were painted maroon.

Jarvis Buckley

🤘

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Thank you for Reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.