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Vitter earmark withdrawn

Published October 22nd, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

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Speaking on the Senate floor on October 17, 2007, Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana) withdrew a controversial $100,000 earmark that he previously added to the appropriations bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. The earmark was to the Louisiana Family Forum, a religious right group with a long history of promoting creationism and attacking evolution education in the state, including backing a “strengths and weaknesses” policy in Ouachita Parish.

More on the withdrawal (or our victory, however you choose to look at it) can be found here.

In light of this, I think it is time to stop our email/phone compaign on this issue.



26 Responses to “Vitter earmark withdrawn”

  1. Pluto says:

    Well done common sense for once again prevailing in a world of madness.

  2. Beardyoldgit says:

    Well done guys

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  4. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    Man, I was hoping that this would set the stage to get money for us!
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    Yargh!
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    It is a win for sanity though.

  5. Thalassophobic Pie Rat says:

    Who are they?

  6. Pluto says:

    Think their a tribute act?

  7. PacificPam says:

    Respected Mr. Vitter:
    You are looser…Ha…we win! Shove those 100,000.00 in your ass! or you can send them to me.

  8. Thalassophobic Pie Rat says:

    It appears that they are an australian company
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanity_%28music_store%29
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    I wonder why OEW thought it was good for them? Maybe they get the money after Mr Vitter has shoved it up his arse and PacificPam has taken her cut.

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