Via Larwyn, Tigerhawk has a post detailing the latest shenanigans on the Hill.
Basically, it boils down to this: if the president wants funding for the continuing war effort, then he’d better be prepared to sign off on a pork-stuffed fat boy full of prizes for peanut farmers and spinach growers and New Orleans — just to name a few of the beneficiaries of the Democrats’
- There is drought relief and hurricane relief.
- There are veterans’ allotments.
- And let us not forget the Eternal Victim, New Orleans. Will it ever stand on its own two feet again? (That’s a rhetorical question) We ought to be done with it and simply re-name the place: “Little D.C.” One thing is for sure: Nawlins is certainly not a free-standing town anymore and probably never will be. From now on the corruption will no longer be merely a local phenomenon. The place in covered in greenbacks — so much for the mayor’s “chocolate” town. It’s a green city, covered in mold and money and resentful envy.
There are already twenty billions in pork add-ons and somehow I don’t think they’re finished yet.
Want more money for Iraq, Mr. Bush? Better be prepared to swallow the Senate fast-food, too. Pork barbecue with that Senatorial special sauce, sir.
Open wide. Yum! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?