"No more earmarks!" said the Tea Party lead singers. And the backup chorus, the senator windbags, like GOP leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP whip Jon Kyl, repeated the call, "No more earmarks!!"
That was a few days ago, yesterday, Senator Windbag Jon Kyl, of Arizona, the Republican number two leader in the Senate, was all for the ban against earmarks, before he was against it, and now is for it, though he's going against it.
I am not arguing the merits of the earmark the senator took, just pointing out the senator's forked tongue.
Mr Kyl helped him self to $200 million worth of earmarks, though with smoke coming out his mouth, he insists that the earmark he got is not an earmark. The Senate rules differ with Mr. Kyl.
From the Associated Press -- "Under Senate rules, an earmark is a spending item inserted 'primarily at the request of a senator" that goes "to an entity, or (is) targeted to a specific state.'"
Maybe Mr. Kyl makes up his own rules? Duh?