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Porkbusters notes a poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal which found that 39 percent of the American people think ending earmarks this session is the top priority for Congress.

When you have a Randy Duke Cunningham with a price list for doling out defense dollars, or an Ethics Committee member like Rep. Allan Mollohan seeing nothing questionable about steering a contract to a firm headed by a good friend with whom he co-owns real estate, one can understand why this would leap to the top of American’s concerns — we’re not stupid and we don’t like to be told that our tax money can be doled out at the discrection of individual members.