PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Andy Roth reports that Jim Moran seems to be paying the price for his pre-election pork promise that: â€œWhen I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the shit out of it.â€
Moran in fact got shut out of the subcommittee chairmanships. That’s probably a good sign, suggesting that the Democratic leadership is at least ashamed of pork, something that the GOP leadership wasn’t for most of the last Congress. Unfortunately, as Roth also notes, the records of those who did get important Appropriations positions aren’t all that great. Still, this counts for something, I guess.