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  •  This is absolutely right (none)
    and I would advocate that if the Dems want to pull a stunt of their own, it would be to propose their OWN anti-pork legislation. This way, THEY have ownership (rather than the otherwise crazy Coburn), and they have the added benefit of knowing that the legislation won't go anywhere. Then they use it as a campaign issue.

    The Dems don't seem to use this political technique enough -- it can be very effective.

    •  Exactly (none)
      That's the way to do it.  An actual reformer looks to rectify the way the system works rather than score points.  Use the egregious examples of the bridges to show what the problem is in support of a larger agenda.  Taking potshots at each other's projects is counter-productive.

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