Thursday, 12 March 2009

Sarah Palin's pork

Sarah Palin appears to have a strange relationship with earmarks.

The omnibus spending bill that President Barack Obama signed on Wednesday includes earmarks that Sarah Palin sought.

The $410 billion bill has been lambasted by Republicans and a few Democrats for being loaded with nearly 9,000 earmarks covering $7.7 billion in projects. Senator John McCain, Sarah Palin's former ticket-mate, has blasted Obama for supporting the earmark-laden legislation.

According to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington-based watchdog group, Alaska will receive more money, per capita, from the bill's earmarks than any other state. (Alaska will pocket $209.71 for each state resident.) One hundred earmarks in the bill, worth a total of $143.9 million, are tagged for Palin's state.

Andrew Sullivan, of the Daily Dish, hopes Governor Palin will turn them down...

Don't hold your breath, Andrew.

Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish.
Full article: Mother Jones

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