The man I'm talking about is, of course — "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington!
Have you seen what they accomplish in each and every episode?
Not only did Ty get things done fast, (we're talking entire home teardowns and constructions in seven days), but he got private companies to donate goods and services, local residents to volunteer, and he was so good at finding the people and places most in need.
Most importantly, in return for all the product placement and other good P.R., Ty got his results at amazingly low cost. Ty's product placement experience would be perfect to help us usher in the next thing we need to really improve our infrastructure: more privatization.
And, the ABC show is no longer a regular series, so I bet he has the time.
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Indiana partially privatized a major toll road in 2006 — despite the predictable attacks from union-friendly Democrats in Congress — and has reaped enormous benefits from the project.
Assessing the results of the deal back in 2011, then-Governor Mitch Daniels summed up the reason why 100 percent government-controlled infrastructure is such a bad deal: "Before our lease was finalized in 2006, the toll road was in substandard condition. After 50 years, it still had a large debt and was losing money. That's what you get when politicians run an enterprise as a patronage operation."
And that really gets to the heart of the matter, doesn't it? America's infrastructure needs help because the people most often in charge of even the most important projects are thinking politics first and quality and cost controls last.
And that's why a non-politician reality show host is just what the doctor ordered.
America, we need Ty to get our politicians to MOVE…THAT…BUS! And train … and road grader …
— By Jake Novak
Jake Novak is supervising producer of "The Kudlow Report." Follow him on Twitter