Pork Report Card: Senators Have Trouble Focusing and Playing Well With Other People's Money

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: May 04, 2006 8:21 AM

N.Z. Bear is keeping a pork report card for the good senators for all the Coburn amendments. Here's how it looks so far.

The most porky Republicans, voting against all three of Coburn's amendments so far:

  • Allard (R-CO)
  • Bennett (R-UT)
  • Bond (R-MO)
  • Coleman (R-MN)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Lott (R-MS)
  • Shelby (R-AL)
  • Smith (R-OR)
  • Snowe (R-ME)
  • Specter (R-PA)
  • Stevens (R-AK)
  • Vitter (R-LA)
  • Not only do these guys need to be reminded that pork is no good, but the good guys need to be rewarded and bolstered in their efforts to vote against pork, so call away: (202) 224-3121 (Capitol Switchboard).

    Andy Roth is surprised at Sen. Allard.

    Strangely, Chafee is an anti-pork hero according to this report card. Most of the Republican presidential aspirants wisely make it into the top two categories, but only McCain is an anti-pork hero.

    Steve points out a great description of Coburn, from Dana Milbank:

    "an imam at a pig roast: He sees pork everywhere, and he doesn't like it."