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March 18th, 2008
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I'm too close to Washington; I can smell the hypocrisy from here.
From today's Congress.org headlines page:

Senate Passes Budget Resolution; Earmark Moratorium Amendment Rejected

[...]Presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain all supported and co-sponsored the amendment[...]Who Are the Top Earmarkers?[...]

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Does anyone else smell a rat? She's co-sponsoring the "earmark moratorium" amendment at the same time that she's the 2nd highest writer of earmarks in the Senate. I can understand the "playing by the rules while trying to change them" argument--but there's a limit. If you're not going to eschew earmarks entirely while lobbying against them, at the very least don't be in the "top five" or even the "top fifty" users.

Lead from the front, Mrs. Clinton.

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