In a debate with challenger Chris Hackett, Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney, believe it or not, defended earmarks. As an example of the “good” that they do, Mr. Carney cited a salmon hatchery that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi et al. bilked the taxpayers to “save”:
“These earmarks do a lot of good, and what … Miss Pelosi did was to save a salmon hatchery … to create more fish for her … people.”
Mr. Carney, please keep talking.