porkbustersnewsm.jpgPORKBUSTERS UPDATE: The Examiner editorializes:

Official Washington is playing three-card monte with taxpayers on earmark reform. Among those shuffling the cards are Republicans and Democrats, elected and appointed officials and career bureaucrats. The aim of this con game is to keep taxpayers from seeing what is really happening on earmarks — those spending measures anonymously inserted into bills and legislative reports by members of Congress to benefit friends, families and special interests without a public vote on the merits.

Having realized that the demands for reform are genuine, their first effort will be to produce reform that is fake. Only if their feet are held to the fire will they make real changes.