Hoover Dam moment... LIZ CLAMAN, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: Well, we don't have jobs recovering, and everybody knows that, and that is a huge issue. So the speech is so highly anticipated at this point. We didn't really just get much clarity from David Axelrod on what it's going to say, but people are saying, where is our Hoover Dam moment? TAPPER: We only have 10 seconds, George. You have a final word? GEORGE WILL: You referred to the Hoover Dam, great achievement of the '30s. You couldn't build the Hoover Dam today because they'd discover a snail darter in the Colorado River and would stop it. In fact, although MSNBC's Rachel Maddow uses the Hoover Dam in one of her "Lean Forward" commercials, she would be the first of the environmental media demanding an immediate halt to such a project if any species were found to be endangered by its construction. George Will: 'You Couldn't Build the Hoover Dam Today Because' Environmentalists 'Would Stop It' | NewsBusters.org It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 Its construction cost over one hundred lives. Construction cost $49 million And you think this is exaggeration? Today.. The first life lost would have STOPPED the project!