In public life, you can't be expected to know everything that's happening. Even if it's in your backyard. Consider Miami's own Manny Diaz. The earnest Mayor wields a big stick as the leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors "Mainstreet Economic Recovery" plan which calls for $73.2 billion for infrastructure programs in various states.
But then, the damm journalists at CNN decided to sort out the pork from, well, the pork. When it was suggested to Mayor Manny that a whole lot of the $73.2 billion seemed more than a bit frivolous, he responded:
You can't simply just say because something sounds like it isn't right, that it isn't in fact right.
OK, fine. But when pressed, he acknowledged he was not aware of a proposal for a new $1.5 million water ride at the Grapeland Water Park in...Miami! Lots of pork in that wave pool.