February 27, 2009 6:18 PM
"Tmr I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote on his Twitter page yesterday.
And today he did.
"#10. $1.7M "for a honey bee factory" in Weslaco, TX
"#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah
"#8. $200,000 "tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past" REALLY?
"#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center - enough said
"#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah - is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits?
"#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi"
McCain had tweeted a question about how one manages a beaver, but he deleted it after the comment provoked a twizzard.
"#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York - quick peel me a grape.
"#3. $332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas - not enough $ for schools in the stimulus?
"#2. $2 million 'for the promotion of astronomy' in Hawaii - because nothing says new jobs for average Americans like investing in astronomy"
And 30 minutes ago, Mr. McCain finally offered the big payoff:
"#1. $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa"