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Thursday, August 04, 2005


A legislator near you is vying for Pork Queen

Davey Crockett used to put a jug of whiskey on a tree stump and invite passers-by to take a liberal (parse that word, neo-cons) swig. Today the lubricating of voters is done by bringing home the pork. Click on the headline go to a Washington Post graphic listing some of the outstanding pork barrel projects coming out of congress this year.

The session now in recess is unprecedented for its spending. The Republican leadership has advised its caucus to visit the pork projects and brag up the spending brought to the states and districts.

The closest project on the list is one for Bismarck State College in North Dakota, but South Dakota got its share from the highway and energy bills.

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