Friday, September 08, 2006

Frist busts the pork for a little love


After the last anonymous hold was lifted on S 2950, Frist moved fast to get the pork tracker legislation through the Senate. It sailed out late Thursday night, 100 to 0.

Good for Frist, although bloggers at Human Events get the idea that this was about more than just the pork.

Tonight's passage of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 2950) is being hailed by bloggers on the left and right, giving Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist a huge boost among a constituency that will play an important role in the 2008 presidential election. …

That’s right; it’s about sending a bit-o-love out to the blogoshere:

Shortly after the bill won unanimous approval, Frist broke the news on his VOLPAC blog:

Tonight I’m proud to report that the Senate unanimously passed S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.

The passage of this legislation is a triumph for transparency in government, for fiscal discipline, and for the bipartisan citizen journalism of the blogosphere. ….

Somehow, I’m not comprehending it – I’m just checking out the window, counting the loads of laundry and working on a grocery list.

Frist will be in Iowa, again, in a couple weeks and we'll see that warm bloggers' embrace close up. I might take a pass on that one.


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