The Corner

Pork, Ctd.

My response to Sen. Coburn should be up soon. Incidentally, I’m not against transparency and probably would have voted (had I been in the Senate!) for almost all of his anti-pork amendments. But the porkbusters carry on as though earmarks were one of the great issues of our day. They aren’t. I suppose that some excitable bloggers will find that comment “despicable ” too. 

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.