"Tmr I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote on his Twitter page yesterday .
And today he did. They are: "#10. $1.7M "for a honey bee factory" in Weslaco, TX "#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah "#8. $200,000 "tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past" REALLY? "#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center - enough said "#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah - is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits? "#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi" McCain had tweeted a question about how one manages a beaver, but he deleted it after the comment provoked a twizzard. "#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York - quick peel me a grape. "#3. $332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas - not enough $ for schools in the stimulus? "#2. $2 million 'for the promotion of astronomy' in Hawaii - because nothing says new jobs for average Americans like investing in astronomy" And 30 minutes ago, Mr. McCain finally offered the big payoff: "#1. $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa" - jpt