The Biggest, Oinkiest Jerk in Congress

According to Michelle Malkin that would be Rep. Don Young from Alaska.

Glenn Reynolds, N.Z. Bear and the rest of the pork-busting blogosphere are doing a fabulous job shedding light on all the dripping fat in Washington. I think Alaska GOP Rep. Don Young deserves a targeted blog pressure campaign all his own.

Via the liberal website Think Progress, Young continues to squeal about bipartisan attacks on his precious pork projects. I’m nominating him the Biggest, Oinkiest Jerk in Congress.

Works for me.

Michelle also points to an interview which provides a nice chuckle.

REPORTER: Isn̢۪t there a bunch of stuff in that highway bill, at least 24 billion dollars, that could be taken out and used for the people in New Orleans and Mississippi and the places that were affected?

REP. YOUNG: No! That money is not there! That money is for transportation! That is not added pork. See, that’s why the whole media — Wall Street Journal, yourself, respectfully, you know, Sam Donaldson — don’t know what the hell you are talking about. This is grandstanding by individuals that don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ll go back to that. It’s ignorance and stupidity.

Right, tell us about that bridge to nowhere.

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Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at The George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry and prior to that worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Division of Price Index and Number Research. He joined the staff at OTB in November 2004.


  1. McGehee says:

    Ted Stevens is oinkier, and at least as big of a jerk — but he is less prone to display it in front of national media than Young is.

  2. Are you sure that Rep. Young hasn’t been replaced with former Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf?

    And as for that bridge to nowhere in Alaska, wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy every resident their own personal helicopter and supply them with free fuel, training, and helicopter maintenance in perpetuity? Of course, we do want to ensure that we don’t end up subsidizing the Inner Passage cruise tourists with helicopter flights to see the whales.

  3. Herb says:

    While this guy Young may be the “Oinkiest” the all time porker has to be SENATOR ROBERT BYRD of W.Va.

    Everywhere you go in W,Va, you can see his name on many, many pork barrel projects

    However, I will say that a Bridge to Nowhere is an awful lot of Lard.

  4. Anderson says:

    This is grandstanding by individuals that don’t know what they’re talking about.

    Well, we can agree on that much. Now, as to the identity of these individuals …

  5. Guseee says:

    About porque –
    Friends, you MUST know that there are three things every elected official seeks: 1) get re-elected, 2) get re-elected and 3) get re-elected. And there are three ways to do this: 1) bring home the pork (jobs), 2) build up and fill a patronage system on the government dole (jobs), and 3) get juicy contracts for the professionals in your district (contributions). All politics are local, and larded, stupid.