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Earmarking Stones

The RNC has already sent out an email blast about Rep. Jim Moran's stupid comment about what he'll do if the Democrats regain the majority in Congress. Specifically, he'll earmark the s--t out of the federal budget.

Fair enough.

Somehow, though, I think this fiscal-high-mindedness play is a losing issue for the GOP of the Medicare prescription-drug bill, the No Child Left Behind law, the Bridge to Nowhere, and -- oh yeah -- the explosion of earmarks from 1,400 in 1995 to 14,000 in 2005.

Glass houses and all that.