Earmarks are dead; long live earmarks. Earmarks have not gone away. All that has changed is that the name is now lettermarks and the fact that now the public cannot consult a government source that lists the lettermarks (earmarks) and how much they cost. John McCain should be very happy. Why isn’t he bragging about this “accomplishment’?
- Why Congress Cannot Operate Without The Bribing Power Of Earmarks (forbes.com)
- Joe Klein: McCain Did Tremendous Disservice To Country Campaigning Against Earmarks (newsbusters.org)