Each year, the Citizens Against Government Waste produce the “Congressional Pig Book”. They released the 2002 pig book today, and Fritz Hollings (D-SC) is the proud (?) winner of the Narcissist Award. What did he do to beat others in this coveted category? He got the Senate to appropriate “$14 million for the Hollings Marine Laboratory and $1 million for the Hollings Cancer Center.”
Why do I care? This is the same Hollings that floated the Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act a few weeks ago – a bill paid for by Michael Eisner and friends.
Apparently Fritz is for sale to the entertainment lobby, but found a way for the taxpayers to foot the bill for some public “memorials” to Fritz himself. And we wonder why people don’t like Washington.