Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Conservatives are hammering the House’s new $410 billion spending bill because it contains $200,000 for what they’re derisively referring to as “tattoo removal.” Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Drudge, and at least one GOP official on MSNBC, among others, have been all over this today.
....The tattoo pork story kicked off in earnest when the New York Post flagged the “tattoo removal” pork in a story this morning. It was subsequently pushed by Drudge with the headline: “Congress: Big Bucks To Canoes And Tattoos.”
I hardly need to tell you that this is yet another crock to go along with volcano monitoring, field mouse protection, and the train to Las Vegas. Read Greg for the whole story. But I suppose resistance is futile. Nothing is going to stop conservatives from combing through this bill forever looking for minusucle items to fan up some faux outrage over. They're a tired bunch these days, and this is pretty much all they've got left.