Let the teahadist backpedaling begin ...
From senate candidate Rand Paul's website:
Rand Paul has made a ban on wasteful earmark spending in Washington D.C. one of the key points of his campaign ...
“The Tea Party movement is an effort to get government under control,” Rand said. “I’m running to represent Kentuckians and to dismantle the culture of professional politicians in Washington. Leadership isn’t photo-ops with oversized fake cardboard checks. That kind of thinking is bankrupting our nation.
And today, Senator-elect Rand Paul:
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 as long as the (so-called) "bankrupting [of] our nation" is transparent, Rand Paul is down with it. Comedy.