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Monday, November 8, 2010

Rand Paul was against earmarks before he was for them.

That didn't last long. The Tea Party were unanimous about eliminating 'earmarks' or 'the other white meat (pork)" as it's colloquially called. Their candidates stood by the same principle and when any Republican, Tea Pottier or not, was asked by the media what they would cut from the budget it was 'earmarks' and stuff---er..waste...etc.

Less than a week after the election Rand Paul is already behaving like a typical Washington politician and earmarks are okay as long as....

Here is what he said today to the Wall Street Journal.

In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad “symbol” of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it’s doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. “I will advocate for Kentucky’s interests,” he says.

So you’re not a crazy libertarian? “Not that crazy,” he cracks.

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