Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Blunt Defends Bond Earmarks

Congressman Roy Blunt defended Sen. Kit Bond's use of the earmarking process and said Sen. Claire McCaskill should change her anti-earmark stand in a radio interview Wednesday, according to The Hill blog.

"I've never been nearly as effective at this topic as Sen. Bond, who's fought hard for our state," Blunt said in a radio interview with talk radio host McGraw Milhaven Wednesday morning. "But I certainly wouldn't be the person to say I'm not going to be out there competing for things that are good for Missouri."

"I would hope that Claire would change her mind on this," the former House Minority Whip added.

Later, likely rival U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman Twittered: "The Hill reports Roy Blunt is defending earmarks! "Caught between the longing for love and the struggle for the legal tender" song title?"

The lyrics Steelman is referring to are from the song: The Pretender, by Jackson Browne.

1 comment:

Clark said...

Jackson Browne is a lefty, by the way.