PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Bipartisan demands that Bush do nothing about earmarks:
The leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee are calling on President Bush to back away from threats to kill funding for lawmakersâ€™ pet projects.
The pre-emptive warnings from the top Democrat and Republican on the panel are the clearest signs yet that President Bush could face a bipartisan backlash if he uses his executive authority to wipe out the more than $7 billion in earmarks.
Yeah, nobody wants that except the taxpayers . . . . The Republicans, in particular, who are behind this demand are the reason why the GOP lost in 2006, and if Bush listens they’ll be the reason why the GOP loses in 2008.
They won’t care, though, as long as they are permitted to suck unmolested at the government teat.