OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Sunday, June 11, 2006 :::

At Least Moran is Honest...

...about his appetite for earmarks. Via Growls:

At last night's Arlington County Democratic Committee's Jackson-Jefferson Dinner, according to Scott McCaffrey of the Arlington Sun-Gazette, Moran said "that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of 'earmarks' - funneling money to projects in a member of Congress's district - he understands the value they have to constituents. 'When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the shit out of it,' Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event."

This does not (necessarily) change my view that it would be good for the GOP's soul to spend a term or two in the minority. But it's close. Really, really close.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/11/2006 7 comments


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