All the Powers of New D.C. have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre.
Yet they have been defeated in the Senate:
For those fiscal conservatives outraged at Republican spending on pet projects, they need look no further than this Roll Call vote to find out how to direct their ire. The pro-earmark Republicans were: Robert Bennett of
Utah, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Richard Shelby of Alabama, Richard Lugar of Indiana, and George Voinovich of . Ohio
Two of them, Voinovich and Bennett, are enjoying their final weeks as a U.S. Senator. Six of the eight--Cochran, Collins, Murkowski, Shelby, Voinovich, Bennett--are members of the Committee on Appropriations, which is in charge of handing out the earmarks. Two other Republican members of the Appropriations committee, Kit Bond of
Missouriand Sam Brownback of , did not make the vote. Kansas
The Betrayal of the Tea Party has begun. It is time to sharpen the Guillotine.