He talked about taking on the late Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf on Gulf War Syndrome and scrutinizing Boeing for recent battery issues with their 787 Dreamliner.
Now, following the recent incident aboard the Carnival Triumph, he plans to put the cruise industry under the microscope for not doing enough to protect passengers.
"You have what's called the Sunshine Theory," Rockefeller said. "You've got to put the sunshine on misdeeds, people taking advantage of other people, or else no one's ever going to hear about them.
"You have to watch this stuff," he said. "People don't necessarily do the right thing and if people can take advantage of someone else, they'll do it."
Meanwhile, following up on my joke in last week's column about shoring up the State Road Fund by allowing police to pull over and fine Ohio drivers improperly using the passing lane, looks like some state lawmakers feel the same way.
Delegates Tom Azinger, R-Wood; Allen Evans, R-Grant; William Romine, R-Tyler; and Larry Faircloth, R-Berkeley, last week introduced House Bill 3109, creating the traffic offense of improperly using the passing lane.
The bill - nicknamed by one of my Twitter followers as "The Buckeye Driver Act" - would allow police to pull over a driver who stayed in the passing lane for more than two minutes without actually passing anyone. Cited drivers would face a $50 fine.
While the bill probably won't go anywhere, this commuter sure does appreciate the effort.