PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Is There Something in Mississippi's Water? Cochran Earmarks $500 Million for Defense Contractor
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-MS, is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which makes him one of most powerful men in Congress. Maybe that's why Cochran thinks it's no problem to just ladle out a cool $500 million to help a major defense contractor with a big facility back home.
The Washington Examiner editorial page has some thoughts on the issue, including a suggestion that it's time to retire the senior senator from Mississippi.