Tuesday, 07 December 2010

In Passing

Hold the celebration

Gotta watch ’em every minute  Dept
Glenn Reynolds quotes Jennifer Rubin quoting John McCormack:
Those who thought Republicans can’t bear to break their addiction to pork should think again.  “As the House Appropriations Committee stands poised to make a former earmarker its chairman, incoming House speaker John Boehner throws his support to porkbuster Jeff Flake.”
...which, along with a buck-fifty, might buy you a cup of coffee (provided you’re not in D.C.).  Doesn’t change the fact that the three likely candidates are all champion porkers.  Talk remains cheap.

UPDATE (101208 17:23):  They picked Hal Rogers, a porker so big[1] his grateful state put his name on a parkway.  So much for the speaker-in-waiting’s powers of persuasion, and so much for fiscal responsibility.

[1] From the Herald-Leader story:
This fiscal year, Rogers sponsored or co-sponsored 50 earmarks totaling $93.4 million, ranking 10th out of the 435 representatives, according to the Center for Responsive Politics...

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