Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Earmarks -- Republicans Deserve Criticism too!
In the spirit of bi-partisanship we continue taking well-deserved shots at earmark offenders. Yes, we are back on that again. Today we need to consider former Republican Congressman, now U.S. Senator Wicker (appointed to fill Trent Lott's seat) and his $6 million earmark to a supporter of his, now represented by his former chief of staff. Of course, the Department of Defense never asked for the earmark and apparently there are many firms working on the same project, but who cares the guy's firm is a supporter, the lobbyist is a former chief of staff and after all Mississippi needs the jobs.