Sunday, August 17, 2008

Not In The Barrel

In the Forum on Faith the other night, as part of a lengthy disjointed stump speech in response to the question, “Define rich,” John McCain got all full of fun about pork barrel spending,
“They spent three million dollars last year to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if it was a paternity issue or criminal, but it was a waste of money."

That was not spur of the moment, he has said exactly the same thing many times. He loves that paternity issue joke.

In fact, a multi-agency government project spent $4.8 Million over a five-year span, and it is a very serious and important effort to protect an endangered species. It took me only a couple minutes to find this article about it, so it's not exactly a secret project. McCain is making a pitch to be seen as an environmentalist, but this is just more proof that he is full of hot air.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    yeah, it was hot air, but what do you expect from a politician? And Mr. Obama is no different really. I've noticed he's changed his position on many things and not for the better, I must say.

    But Mr. McCain does have a point about pork barrel spending. Just not that one.