May 11, 2006

REP. JERRY LEWIS (R-CA), appropriations chair and Porkmeister extraordinaire, is under investigation as part of the Duke Cunningham probe. "It is not clear where the investigation is headed or what evidence the government has. But the probe suggests that investigators are looking past Cunningham to other legislators and, perhaps, the 'earmarking' system that members of Congress use to allocate funds."

Sounds like fertile ground for inquiry.

UPDATE: Heh: "Glenn, are 'porkmeister' and 'probe' the best words to use to describe someone involved in the Duke Cunningham affair?"

I guess that was an unfortunate choice of words. Or maybe an apt one. . . .