Can it be so? The New York Times goes after the Obama administration for trying to lag a Democratic senator in a tough re-election campaign taxpayer's dough to help her out with special interests:
Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has been seeking $1.5 billion in disaster relief for rice and cotton growers in Arkansas and other Southern states who were hurt by heavy rains. The White House seems all too eager to oblige an important Democrat who is in a very difficult re-election race.
Arkansas cotton farmers suffered real crop losses, averaging 30 percent; rice farmers far less, averaging less than 4 percent. Unfortunately, Ms. Lincoln’s proposal makes no distinction, and in many cases the payments would overcompensate farmers.
Read it all here.