Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Accountability in Tubes

For a few days now several bloggers on both sides of the political spectrum, notably TPM Muckraker and GOP Progress, have been narrowing down which Senator put a hold on a bill, sponsored by Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Barack Obama (D-IL), which would create a searchable database of all government spending (I guess we could be called Republicrats when it comes to government spending transparency). Bloggers were calling offices to seek confirmations or denials, an effort I thought naive given the ability of people to lie.

Now, via BlueState Blog, I learned that the lone holdout is juicy pork slurping Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens, a fact which a spokesperson for Stevens just confirmed.

Oh, BTW, FUBK. (Via Atrios)

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