Jonathan Stein and David Corn have perused the recently passed omnibus spending bill in search of the dreaded earmark, and guess what? Alaska got a lot of them! So what does that firebreathing scourge of earmarks, Sarah Palin, have to say about that?
Asked by Mother Jones about the Alaska earmarks, Bill McAllister, Palin’s communications director, pointed to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) as responsible for these provisions. But in an email, he noted that a “few of [the Alaska earmarks] were requested directly” by Palin. But how many? And which ones? McAllister declined to say.
Earmark opposition is so 2008, darlings. How long do you think it will be before Palin flip-flops yet again and decides she supports the Bridge to Nowhere after all?