The Admirable Candor Keeps On Coming
Rep. Jim Moran is a pretty colorful House member. In the past few months, we've learned about his weight loss challenge, his arrest at the Sudanese embassy, and his conspiracy theorizing. And now this:
Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of "earmarks" - funneling money to projects in a member of Congress's district - he understands the value they have to constituents.
"When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the shit out of it," Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.
Our tipster certainly appreciated Moran's honesty:
I guess then he led the crowd in a chant of "TAX AND SPEND! TAX AND SPEND!" and bonged a beer before crowd surfing to his SUV. Finally our elected representatives speak a language I can relate to.