I’m not always the biggest fan of TV commentator Ann Coulter. But when she’s right, she’s right.
In a recent column, Coulter pointed out what an ego there is to behold in sanctimonious Senator Bob Byrd, the 44-year incumbent from West Virginia, self-proclaimed friend of the friendless, and champion pork barreler. According to Bob Byrd, when people are in need especially when they are in need of other people’s money they come to Bob Byrd. And according to Coulter, quote, “evidently what the people-in-need are asking for is a lot of federal projects named after Bob Byrd.”
Coulter has been counting them lately. All those projects built in homage to the monumental taxpayer-funded pork slopping of Bob Byrd. The Robert C. Byrd Highway. The Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advance Flexible Manufacturing. The Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center. The Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center. The Robert C. Byrd Federal Building. The Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex. Et cetera.
Coulter may be a blond bombshell, but she’s no superwoman. She wasn’t able to finish researching all the Bob Byrd projects before the deadline for her column. Still, she feels justified in drawing the perfectly reasonable conclusion, namely, that “every slab of concrete in West Virginia is named after Bob Byrd,” apparently. Now all we need is a Bob Byrd exit ramp for career politicians. Can you take care of it, Bob?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.