It’s one of the oldest stories around — innocence ruined, the naively idealistic getting schooled to the reality of the big bad city. Or, as Oscar Hammerstein reminds us in a tune from “Show Boat,” “Life upon the wicked stage ain’t ever what a girl supposes….”
I don’t know how many of you saw “Up in the Air,” but the young lady who played the young, innocent naif to George Clooney’s world-weary traveler plays a similar role in the video above.
But I digress. From Politico:
After agreeing to kill earmarks, some of the most conservative GOP lawmakers are already starting to ask themselves: What have we done?
Indeed, many Republicans are now worried that the bridges in their districts won’t be fixed, the tariff relief to the local chemical company isn’t coming and the water systems might not be built without a little direction from Congress.
So some Republicans are discussing exemptions to the earmark ban, allowing transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and water projects.