ABC News: Hal Rogers, not Jack Kingston, has inside track for House budget chairman

Major media are now turning their eyes toward Wednesday’s selection of the next chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

Here’s the NYT assessment. ABC News is giving the leg-up to Hal Rogers of Kentucky over Georgia’s own Jack Kingston of Savannah:

A textual synopsis from ABC:

The front-runner is Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), a 16-term Congressmen who known for funneling taxpayer money for pet projects in his district – and far beyond. Roger’s has brought so much federal money to his hometown (Somerset, Kentucky; population 11,000) that it is known as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. There’s a $52 million National Center for Hometown Security. The tiny airport that received $17 million in federal dollars but has so little traffic that the last commercial airline pulled out in February. And then there’s the Hal Rogers Parkway, which was formerly known as the Daniel Boone Parkway before being renaming for Kentucky’s Prince of Pork.

– By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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December 6th, 2010
5:23 pm

Rogers and Kingston are in the running for Appropriations Chairman, not Budget Chairman. That’s an entirely different committee. This is pretty basic stuff Jim.

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ABC News: Hal Rogers, not Jack Kingston, has inside track for House budget chairman”

Just Nasty & Mean

December 6th, 2010
6:06 pm

Maybe the Repub leadership hasn’t gotten the message yet. America’s silent majority, via the Tea Parties and others, have awakened and DAMN-IT, we will NOT ACCEPT business as usual in DC or Georgia.

Kingston has shown he is a CONSERVATIVE with the people’s money, and this other joker (Rogers) a long-term insider smelling like pork grease.



December 6th, 2010
7:07 pm

“Kingston has shown he is a CONSERVATIVE with the people’s money,”

Kingston as in “King of Pork?” Kingston as in “King of Earmarks?” Kingston as in “King of business as usual?”

Kingston as in “KING of the STATUS QUO?”

Can you hear me now?


December 6th, 2010
8:31 pm

Just Nasty & Mean does not care about researching facts. He just likes using that stupid word: conservative.

Everything is a d!ck measuring contest for people like him. They do not read legislation, they do not look up the meanings of words, they just speak and pretend to be experts on everything while demonstrating the full extent of their ignorance and naivete.

Also, first!, notice ”budget” in the headline is lower case and not used as a pronoun. Jim knows the difference.


December 7th, 2010
8:17 am

Just Nasty and Mean needs to change his moniker to Just Stupid and Aggravating. We’re all trembling in our boots because of the Tea Party and what role they want to play in dismantling democracy in this country. I predict that when all those so-called Great Americans get up to DC and start trying to change things the way they see them, there’ll be one universal groan when long-time Republican leadership yanks a huge knot in their collective butts and tells them what they WILL or WILL NOT do while they occupy a seat in either the House or Senate.

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December 7th, 2010
10:31 am

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December 7th, 2010
10:44 am

GOP pork addicts at work!It will never stop.

Silence DoGood

December 7th, 2010
11:38 am

Jim Galloway – get your facts straight – they are competing for appropriations not the budget chair. Also, the decision to rename the daniel boone parkway was a state decision – not the decision of Congressman Rogers. As for earmarks – the majority of Congressman Rogers “earmarks” went to fund the repair of Wolf Creek Dam which, if it fails – will wipe out Nashville Tn and everything in between.

Lastly — who said every government office needs to be in DC? With instant communications 7/10ths of the entire fed government could be relocated to rural area’s — at cheaper rent.

For an insider – you sure don’t know much.

Silence DoGood


December 7th, 2010
4:40 pm

Silence Do Good,

again, budget in lower case. Appropriations has for a long time been referred to as a budget committee because it is a budget committee.