What’s up in Arizona?
I have always known John McCain to be a hawk on pork barrel projects. The recent discussion about the budget battle, specifically the “Bridges to Nowhere,” has highlighted the fact that he is not an anomaly among the Arizona Congressional delegation. In discussing a similar vote in August, the Arizona Republic said
To their credit, Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl and Reps. Jeff Flake and John Shadegg were among the 12 members of Congress who voted against this spending frenzy.
Why is it that Arizonans are more willing than the rest of the country to support politicians who put their anti-pork principles ahead of the selfish local interests of their state?