There were these “lists” published over the past several years highlighting financial favors, or pork, that our tax dollars shouldn’t go to. This list even highlighted three times “objectionable” spending, including earmarks, for a small Alaskan town, which was requested by it;s mayor – Sarah Palin. The author of this list? John McCain.
We hear Bush saying how he will get rid of earmarks all the time. Well that doesn’t look like the case so much: But Bush hesitates to exercise his authority. Surely he doesn’t fear challenging a Congress that trails him in public approval surveys. House Republican Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., has reportedly warned administration officials […]