Keeping Score


N.Z. Bear of Porkbusters is scoring the Senate votes on amendments offered by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., to strip a trio of high-ticket earmarked spending projects from the Katrina Relief/Iraq War emergency spending bill.

I found it somewhat interesting to look at the votes of those who reportedly have presidential aspirations: John McCain, Evan Bayh, Chuck Hagel and Russ Feingold all cast three votes to cut projects; George Allen, Sam Brownback and Bill Frist were two out of three against earmarks, while Hillary Clinton and John Kerry voted against cutting all three.

I don’t know quite what this tells us, but I find it interesting nonetheless.