The Corner

Shelby’s Pork History

Sen. Richard Shelby (R., Ala.) is rightfully catching heat for blocking President Obama’s nominees because he’s bitter about home-state pork. Shelby’s red-faced tantrum is disappointing, sure, but hardly surprising. The Alabama Republican has had a long, torrid love affair with legislative bacon. In fact, just recently, in December 2009, Citizens Against Government Waste named Shelby its “Porker of the Month.” Here’s a revealing news report about Shelby’s CAGW trophy from WHNT:

 

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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