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August 30, 2006

Secret Hold Pork King: Stevens?

...or so, at least, this little noticed (until now) article from Aug. 12 would seem to imply:

One of the senators most criticized for his personal projects, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has a hold of his own on Coburn’s bill to make public the spending patterns of the government. Called the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, the legislation calls for the creation of a database open to the public where citizens can track government spending.

“He’s the only senator blocking it,” Coburn said of Stevens.

TPMmuckraker notes Coburn isn't returning calls. Because, I guess, this is supposed to be a secret.

Although the toothpaste is now out of the, um, tube -- so why not brush with it?

This is pretty bad news. Not because he's a Republican. But because the whole idea behind this was exposing the secret hold senator in order to embarrass him into lifting it.

And Ted Stevens, dumb as a bag of retards, is incapable of embarrassment.

I expect a Jack Nicholson-like "You're goddamned right I ordered the secret code red hold!" and then a speech about the perogatives of a Senator ("There's this thing called the legislative process... some people want to dump trucks of material into it") and then he'll just stubbornly continue.

Via Hot Air, which also has video of the CNN report on the hunt for the porker, mentioning Porkbusters prominently.


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