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RE: The Pledge

"In the coming months, but not quite yet, I promise to keep a really careful eye out for things that might get tucked away and snuck in just like I already let happen with the Highway Bill."

The sad thing, Amanda, is that most Congressmen would find even this not-so-ambitious pledge far too restrictive. Republicans are in a popularity death-spiral at the moment — the central feature of their plan for the 2006 election is to give out highway pork and introduce the People’s Prescription Drug Benefit. It’s a great way to motivate the conservative base…to jump off a cliff, perhaps.

On the Hill, they evidently worry less about overspending on such projects, and more about whether that bridge to nowhere in Alaska actually gets named after Don Young.

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Mr. Freddoso is the senior political reporter for the Evans-Novak Political Report.

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