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Kiss porker's what?
By Doug Barry


September 21, 2005
Wednesday PM

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 unnamed spokesman.

Please forgive me.

Doug Barry
Sammamish, AK - USA


Related News:

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...
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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 Katrina.

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...
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