Vitter earmark withdrawn

Published October 22nd, 2007 by Bobby Henderson


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26 Responses to “Vitter earmark withdrawn”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. Starbuckaneer says:

    It just now came to me that we don’t have any polticians in our pockets to look after the Pastafarian agenda do we? Do we have an agenda even? (Besides grog, booty, and strippers?) We should really look into purchasing a politician or two who can sneak stuff into bills that will get our Prophet some grant money!!!

  2. One-eyed Wonderkin says:

    @Thalassophobic Pie Rat – Sanity is a frame of mind for me at least.
    @Starbuckaneer – Ted Kennedy is our unofficial spokes person.

  3. Starbuckaneer says:

    Ah… appropriate.

  4. Starbuckaneer says:

    He likes grog.

  5. ۞ says:

    Awww Heck. I played Simpsons Hit & Run all day and I missed the medals by a mile!
    I’m probably down around toothpaste or something.

  6. Wench Nikkiee says:

    ۞ Oct 22nd, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    “I’m probably down around toothpaste or something.”
    Well with you being English, it definately wouldn’t be Ashes! :)

  7. Len Guini says:

    I spent all day trying to fix my copy of hit and run. I didn’t even get toothpaste. I guess I got…plaque?

  8. ۞ says:

    @Len Guini.

    I didn’t even get toothpaste. I guess I got…plaque?

    LOL. I haven’t got a come back. I just liked the joke.

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