Friday, March 14, 2008

Hope ... Or Just Plain Audacity

The "No More Pork" amendment to the 2009 $3 trillion budget went down to defeat by a 29-71 vote. I would have expected no less from those little piggies.

But here's the best part. McCain, Hillary and Mr Hope himself Barack Obama all voted for the pork moritorium. Good news right? Silly boy. Rewind to 2006.

One of Obama's Earmarks Went to Hospital That Employs Michelle Obama
Dan Riehl notes, via Amanda Carpenter, that in the list of earmarks he requested, $1 Million was requested for the construction of a new hospital pavilion at the University Of Chicago. The request was put in in 2006.
You know who works for the University of Chicago Hospital?
Michelle Obama. She's vice president of community affairs.

Jim Geraghity ... you the man. Make sure you follow all of the links especially the link "earmarks".

Then (via HotAir) ... this little tid bit ... a little pork for his finance chairman. Audacity!

Among them, an $8 million request for the "High Explosive Air Burst Technology Program." Ultimately, $1.3 million in funding was awarded for the program. [More...]
the defense project was overseen by General Dynamics, one of the nation's largest military contractors. Obama's Illinois finance chairman, James S. Crown, serves on the company's board of directors and his family holds a sizable stake in the company.
Crown and his wife, Paula Crown, are members of Obama's National Finance Committee and have raised more than $200,000 for the Obama campaign, according to a list of fundraisers posted on Obama's campaign website.