From Steve Tribble, the county judge executive of Kentucky’s Christian County, where a planned road project is now at risk thanks to the tea party-inspired ban on earmarks:
I do agree we have to cut from somewhere. I am against some earmarks [But] not the good ones. I can promise you this is not a road to nowhere.
Well, yeah, nobody wants their earmarks cut, do they? As the story goes on to explain, “Scores of lawmakers are going to find themselves explaining to the people back home why their bridges will not be finished, their rape victim programs canceled before they started, their federal requirements ignored.” Have fun, folks!