Former Congressman Jim Ryun just sent out an e-mail to supporters, and we gotta say, it's stunning he's still pretending he's got a foot to stand on when it comes to addressing earmark reform.
He said, in his campaign e-mail today:
As I travel across the District, a common theme of distrust in Washington has surfaced, especially with regard to spending and the earmarking process. Well, I have listened to you and I agree, the system is broken and we need real earmark reform.Talk about a Jimmy- Come- Lately. The "earmark crisis" has gotten out of control?
The earmark crisis has gotten out of control.
Ryun's being disingenuous- again- and fanning flames rather than being honest.
He should be telling the truth, that the Democratic Congress and Nancy Boyda have passed far-reaching earmark reform and have actually led by example: Earmarks have gone down since Democrats took back control.
More of the same from a man who voters know is simply flapping in the wind.
[The above chart came from a report produced by Harvard Law. The complete report can be found here.]