PORKERS SAY THE DARNEDEST THINGS: The excuses that members of Congress use to defend pork. Plus, this important observation: “There are currently two members of Congress in prison, and several more under investigation for corruption. In a lot of these cases, earmarks were involved. This is because the earmark process allows members to exploit their positions of power. . . . Pork projects are the currency of corruption in Congress.” It’s not the earmarks as such. It’s the corruption the earmarks represent, and foster.