I love Marc Thiessen columns at the Washington Post like I love moon pies and Coca-Cola — a most excellent combination of fine dining in the South.His column on Lindsey Lohan Republicans is no different.
The fact is that Republican leaders in the House are looking toward a compromise on earmarks that would fall short of a total ban. Those advocating such a compromise say that while a Republican majority will make sure we never see another “Bridge to Nowhere,” the GOP also must not cede the power of the purse to the liberals in the Obama administration. But banning all earmarks does not require Congress to cede this constitutional authority. If it did, why did the GOP agree to a complete earmark ban this year? By this logic, Democrats were upholding the Constitution by refusing to go along.
Thiessen’s whole column is brilliant.