The Senate has just voted down the Hippie Museum I referred to briefly in my piece yesterday — the vote (on a motion to table a Kyl-Coburn amendment to remove the earmark) was 42-52.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke thus in defense of the earmark, requested by himself and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.):
“I am proud of the earmarks I’ve put in the bills we’ve had this year and in previous years and I’m proud to defend them. … I would argue a senator who doesn’t do that is derelict in his or her responsibilities to their state. So, I’m proud of this earmark. It’s the right type of earmark.”
You can read all about the Woodstock Concert Museum in Robert Novak’s column today, which may have brought enough attention to the subject to kill the earmark.