I was derisive of Carol Shea-Porter, my Congressperson, and her failure to respond to a CNN query about her "earmark" spending requests. Since then, she's come up with a lame defense of her secretiveness, which you can read; it's good for a chuckle.
I would be less than fair if I failed to point out that CNN asked the same of all senators last week. And it turned out that NH senators Gregg and Sununu also failed to respond to the query.
That's disappointing. But not unusual. 68 other senators did the same. 18 more responded with a refusal. Only six responded with a list, and six said they had no earmarks.
Any chance that someday our representatives could be open and transparent about their sausage-making?