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February 12, 2009
Pelosi's Pet Pork Projects
She promised no pork. Of course, that claim has been widely shown to be false. There was, for example, a green project that will benefit Congressman David Obey's son (Obey sits on the Apprropriations Committee). There are virtual earmarks hat smell of pork because the stimulus bill is drafted with such sleight of hand that essentially only one project qualifies (example, a clean coal power plant in Obama's home state of Illinois.
Incidentally, will the Illinois utility company Exelon, that has hired Obama's campaign strategist David Axelrod in the past, benefit?). Then there is a 30 million dollar grant for wetlands preservation in Speaker Pelosi's district -- a cause she has tried to fund for years and that will make a certain type of mouse happy.