Kiss porker's what?
By Doug Barry
September 21, 2005
Please disregard all my comments about the bridge. I didn't realize
it but apparently I must be an ignoramus. I'm among many who
have said some of the dumbest things about the proposed Gravina
Bridge, especially the suggestion of diverting funding to Gulf
Coast relief efforts. At least, that's what Don Young basically
said to a reporter of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner recently.
His words were "They can kiss my ear." He then called
such a request the "dumbest thing I've ever heard."
(being stupid, I'm not sure if he was referring to the funding
request or the one to kiss his ear). Anyway, he was backed up
by his unnamed spokesman who added that the idea was "moronic".
Then again, Young and Tom Delay were just named Co-Porkers of
the Month, so I imagine the distinguished gentleman from Alaska's
bacon was sizzling a bit, which would explain his crabbiness.
One last comment, then I think
I'm finished with this topic. I saw an artist's rendering of
the bridge design, Photoshopped into the view looking down the
channel. It was pretty ugly. But that's an oxymoron, so I guess
that would make me oxymoronic, at least according to Young's
Please forgive me.
Sammamish, AK - USA
National: Tom DeLay and Don Young Named Co-Porkers of the
Month - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Transportation
and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Don Young (R-Alaska) Co-Porkers
of the Month for their response to requests to offset the costs
of Hurricane Katrina relief. - More...
Tuesday PM - September 20, 2005
National: Republicans offer targets for spending cuts
By LIZ RUSKIN - House conservatives have added a bit of formality
to the popular notion that Americans should give up billions
of dollars in highway projects - including more than $450 million
for two big bridges in Alaska - to pay for the damage of Hurricane
The Republican Study Committee,
a group of more than 100 fiscal hawks, launched "Operation
Offset" Wednesday with a proposal that they say will strip
the national budget of more than $500 billion of unnecessary
spending. - More...
Wednesday PM - September 21, 2005
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