Yup, there's lots of pork on all sides of the fense. Like the Mid America Airport not far from where I live -- its an expansion of Scott AFB (Air Force Base). It was great for Scott AFB, but that's about all. It was originally supposed to suppliment Lanbert International Airport, some 25-30 miles from here, for cargo. But in 8 years not one cargo plain, other than those that belong to Scott. They even built a nice big passenger terminal and other buildings. No passengers since it opened.

One big thing in its favor -- President Bill Clinton landed there once :)

Oh Goodie - we are going to have a pork-off! i will get right on it.

BRB

Pork is good, war is bad!

war is good -- we spend lots of money that provide lots of jobs. Buy stuff, blow it up, then buy it again. When the war in Iraq ends, all soldiers will go home to no jobs. Oh yea -- we still have wars in Afganistan and up-and-coming Iran. So maybe they will get jobs making stuff to blow up in those two countries. And if Palin is elected she will start a war with Russia, and then we can spend several trillion more dollars blowing stuff up in that country.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Gov. Sarah Palin may eventually have said ''no thanks'' to a federally funded Bridge to Nowhere. But a bridge to her hometown of Wasilla, that's a different story. A $600 million bridge and highway project to link Alaska's largest city to Palin's town of 7,000 residents is moving full speed ahead, despite concerns about wasting federal money.

and why is a bridge to Wassila a "waste of federal money" but a billion dollar road to connect some remote town in (say) Montana isn't?
Maybe because it's not a leftist politician voting for the budget?

Palin has a track record of reducing pork and corruption, Obama and Biden have only ever tried to increase it.

One man's(woman's) pork is another's sustenance.

It is, however, disingenuous to paint Palin as being anti-pork - even McCain said so.

and why is a bridge to Wassila a "waste of federal money" but a billion dollar road to connect some remote town in (say) Montana isn't?
Maybe because it's not a leftist politician voting for the budget?

Palin has a track record of reducing pork and corruption, Obama and Biden have only ever tried to increase it.

Palin does not have a record of reducing pork in AK - how on earth did you get that idea - oh yeah, from her. Just because the 'bridge to nowhere' was not build does not mean that she did not spend that pork somewhere else. The money did not come back to DC - she spent it.

The difference is that Montana just happens to be 'in the way' when travel across the United States. I would really not advise you to tell Montanans that they are leftist. The last Democratic governor of MT died in a plane crash in the late 50s. They did not get another one until that stupid Republican governor decided to take Montana Power into the digital age, sold off all of its assets and ran it into the ground. Montanans woke up one morning with a completely gutted utility and immediately elected a Dem gov. They are happy with him - well, as happy Montanans can ever be with a Dem.

Like our present fearless non-blinking leader so ably says:
"That's just the nature of democracy. Sometimes pure politics enters into the rhetoric."