Whoo-ey: Smell the pork!
By Rob Glenn
August 10, 2005
And so it continues.... NOW MSNBC and PBS are reporting the large
amount of pork being spent on the Gravina Bridge. Nothing any
of these television programs, or news magazine articles have
reported have anything positive to say about the bridge. So I
suspect they are all now "smoking pot".
So let's recap...
Newspapers through out the
nation are all ridiculing the bridge. Check them out online...
Here is a direct excerpt from
News Hour with Jim Lerher. This is an interview.
"MARGARET WARNER: All
right. Let's talk about the 8 percent pork, that you define as
pork. If John McCain's favorite project is the Ronald Reagan
Highway, what's yours?
NORMAN ORNSTEIN: Well, there's
no question that the grand slam homerun of projects here is in
Alaska, and no great coincidence, because the Chairman of the
House Committee is Don Young of Alaska. It is $250 million, not
$2.4 million -- for a bridge, larger than the Golden Gate Bridge
-- that would go from Ketchikan, with a population of 8,000 to
an island with a population of 50.
Now, the next favorite actually
is also in Alaska: $3 million to produce a film on how Alaska
spends its highway money. "
We have become the spending
pot of the country. And yet, we can't drive off our island. Wahoo
For more on the interview go
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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