Special Report on Fox is discussing earmarks in the current budget bill. I had to laugh when Charles Krauthammer cited 'reduction of pig odor in Louisiana' as an egregious earmark. Well, it was for Iowa, but that is beside the point. The point is: Krauthammer has never been downwind of a pig farm!
Juan Williams is right: A case can be made for some earmarks. This would be a big one if you live in (or, drive through) Iowa.