Try Not To Read Too Much Symbolism Here…

OK, here are some indisputable facts:

Both President Clinton Obama and Vice-President Biden are big supporters of railroads.

Biden spent years commuting to and from DC and his Maryland home while he was in the Senate.

Obama is a very strong proponent of expanding Amtrak, and champions high-speed rail.

The Bald Eagle is the symbol of our nation. Even though it’s been removed from the endangered species list, it still has special legal protection under the law. You simply don’t mess with the bald eagle. I’ve been privileged to see a few (they are native to New Hampshire, but hardly exclusively).

But put all that aside when you read this tragic story of an Amtrak train running down and killing a bald eagle in Maryland. then carried its corpse like a hood ornament all the way to DC.

(Tip of the hat to Ellen of

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