Rep. Blackburn Blasts Earmarks, Forgetting Her Own

December 02, 2009 2:47 pm ET

In a December 2, 2009 op-ed in the Washington Times, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) urged Republicans to campaign on earmark reform, noting she had "sworn off" earmarks herself.  During the preceding year, Congresswoman Blackburn requested nearly $12 million in earmarks.  As Blackburn has no doubt realized, it's easy to fast immediately after a $12 million meal.

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