Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Well, this sucks 2

Semper Fi bill goes down to defeat in the Senate 41-57.

The U.S. Senate has shot down an amendment by a South Carolina senator to pull more than $2 million earmarked for Berkeley school lunches, ferry service and police communication equipment and transfer it to the Marine Corps.
After calling the US Marines unwelcome and uninvited intruders, the Berkeley Mayor took time out of his busy schedule to say this:
"We are thankful that people realize that earmarks for such important things should not be in jeopardy because of some action taken by any local government."
I'm sure you'll recall the organic lunch program provided by chi-chi Chez Panisse as just one of the important things covered in this "important earmark."

The listing of Senators who should have their support of the troops questioned can be found beneath the fold.

The Guilty Republicans are:

Bennett (R-UT)
Cochran (R-MS)
Hagel (R-NE)
Lugar (R-IN)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)

Also, Lieberman and Sanders (I)