Why Won’t Biden Disclose His Earmarks?
Listening to Barack Obama rail about earmarks, you’d think he was a Porkbuster. Far from it, in fact. Obama, who spent the week attacking Sarah Palin, is directing his criticism at the wrong vice presidential candidate. Rather than criticizing Palin for her role in canceling the Bridge to Nowhere, Obama ought to hold his own running mate to the same standards he demanded of Hillary | Read More »
Jake Tapper Needs to Do His Homework
It’s hard to know what Jake Tapper of ABC News was thinking when he wrote this post calling Sarah Palin “confused” for her comments about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In fact, it was Tapper who must have been confused. Palin’s comments about Fannie and Freddie were correct. It was Tapper, calling them “private entities,” who needs to do his homework. As my Heritage Foundation | Read More »
Palin Is a Porkbuster, Plain and Simple
Few would argue that Sen. Jim DeMint is one of the Senate’s top reformers when it comes to pork-barrel spending. But even DeMint only recently kicked the habit. It was less than two years ago that the South Carolina Republican swore off earmarks after the GOP’s drubbing in November 2006. DeMint now calls himself a “recovering earmarker” who equates pork-barrel spending to a disease. My | Read More »