Following on the heals of the House, it appears the Senate thinks adding pork to legislation will help fight muslim terrorists.
Here is what our United States Senate deems “emergency needs” for inclusion in a bill designed to appropriate funds for the war against terrorists:
$100,000,000 for the 2008 political party conventions.
$95,000,000 for dairy producers.
$24,000,000 for sugar beets growers.
$20,000,000 for, in part, insect infestation control in Nevada, thanks to Majority Leader Harry Reid.
$13,000,000 for “ewe replacement and retention”.
$3,500,000 for the Capitol’s guided–tour program.
There’s also funds for a tree assistance program, including, specifically, Christmas trees.
Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) offered an Amendment “to prevent the adding of extraneous earmarks to an emergency war supplemental” and it was voted down faster than a hairlip on American Idol. 49 of the 59 voting against the Amendment were Democrats (including Lieberman and Sanders).