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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.

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Are Georgia Republicans just crackin’ you up right now, or what?! They sure hate Big Government and pork from Washington when it’s time to vote. Then once in office they can’t get enough of the greasy stuff.

So says our governor-elect, Nathan Deal to Georgia’s business leadership this week regarding what exactly is needed to dredge our lovely Savannah harbor. And dredge forever and ever, Amen, knowing the historical incompetence of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Hopefully the federal government will come through with their portion of it.

The greenies, all three that I’m aware of here in Georgia, haven’t even weighed-in on what I like to call Dredge Fest. They’ve sure got a lot of reading to do over the Christmas holidays now!

Full WSB-Radio story right here.

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