WASHINGTON — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s status as a D.C. insider proved politically toxic in her bid for governor — but those same skills reaped more than a billion dollars this year for Texas cities, universities, medical centers and military installations.
Hutchison’s prolific use of earmarks placed her third among the Senate’s 100 members, behind only California Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.
Her targeted spending was more than five times the amount requested by the state’s other GOP senator, John Cornyn of San Antonio.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Kay #3 in earmarks...
I just defended Kay from Politifarce (link). Now, I have to call her out. Does she not get it?
Kay is #3 in earmarked spending (link). Excerpt follows...
Will she ever learn? You can't buy the love of the people anymore. That model is broken down.