A victory for pork: An effort to restore fiscal responsibility to Capitol Hill was defeated handily in the Senate yesterday. Two amendments, authored by freshman Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and much-hyped by a growing community of blogger-activists, would have eliminated several particularly egregious pet projects from a recent spending bill to offset the major, unanticipated costs presented by Hurricane Katrina.

“It appears the majority of senators think it is more important to shelter dogs and cats in Rhode Island than people in Louisiana and Mississippi made homeless by Hurricane Katrina,” laments journalist and family man Mark Tapscott. Continue Article

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