Thursday, September 14, 2006 :::
The House voted on a measure today that will require a name to be attached to an earmark during the appropriations process. It was a controversial, if not earth-shattering, move -- one largely opposed by appropriators (the House's institutional Third Party) and many, but certainly not all, Democrats.
From Virginia, those who opposed naming names are:
And a Republican...Frank Wolf.
Maybe he is of the Moran camp...Moran, you'll recall, promised that once he's in the majority, he will earmark the s*** of appropriations bills.
For an incumbent who may have a real re-election fight on his hands, Wolf's vote is truly puzzling. Then again, incumbents do the craziest things when someone else's money is on the line.
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/14/2006