I noticed that Instapundit had a piece this morning about people in Alaska who were lobbying to have the $320 million given to them for a "bridge to nowhere" redirected to the Katrina rebuilding efforts. Bozeman MT also agreed to return $4 million designated for a parking garage.You don't mean the PorkForest, do you???? (Snark, snark. - Ed)
Hmmmmmmm. Do you think there might be a project in the State of Iowa where we could possibly find, oh I don't know, maybe $50 million?
Does somebody want to ask Senator Grassley if the $50 million in deficit funding he got for the PorkForest is a bit unseemly?
Welcome Instalanchers! - the background for this post was based on a Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley comment last week on how the repeal of the Death Tax was off the table because it would be "unseemly" to pass it while Congress was spending billions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We merely lobbed the "unseemly" quote back at Grassley because he appropriated $50 million for the PorkForest (AKA The Environmental Project) last year. If repeal of the Death Tax is "unseemly" now, then so is spending $50 million on a stupid rainforest project in the middle of Iowa that hasn't been able to raise a single private dime despite over a half decade of talk by the project's organizers.