Ode to an earmark. By Georgia Senators Isakson and Chambliss.
*An earmark by any other name is… oh just give us the damn dredging money.*
From the AJC:
Isakson and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., have indicated they’d request the money via congressional earmarks, the much-disparaged practice that lets congressmen steer money to their home states. GOP House leaders have pledged to prohibit earmarks.
“I don’t look at this as an earmark,” Chambliss said. “It’s not like this is a new, out-of-the-blue thing that nobody’s talked about in the past. [It’s] funding for economic development.
*Will you be mine for some earmarks, President Obama?* say Georgia Republicans.
But it’s Mayor Reed who shows up at the door with roses, chocolates… and Georgia Ports Authority’s cap in hand. Because harbors don’t get dredged and dredged and dredged, forever, without earmarks. Simple as that.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
UPDATE: Obama just tossed chump change at the feet of GA Republicans. I hope he chortled while they scooped up their pennies.