Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Profligate Byrd

Great take on earmarks & pork from last night's Kudlow & Company:

"I like how [the media] gave a nod to Robert Byrd, thanking Robert Byrd for showing some kind of fiscal restraint. I mean, thanking him is like kind of thanking Dean Martin for showing up at just one AA meeting. The joke in West Virginia is [other people] may talk about bridges to nowhere—they talk about highways to nowhere. People get lost in West Virginia because, it's, you know, 'let's take route Robert Byrd to highway Robert Byrd and let's get off at the Robert Byrd...'"

-Elizabeth MacDonald, senior editor at Forbes magazine