Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Teaparty does a Tyson?

As ESPN told the story back then,
As Tyson spits out the chunk of Holyfield's ear, a bewildered and perplexed Holyfield pushes Tyson away, then hops up and down in a frenzied pain, and spins around in a circle in stinging agony.

As the WSJ tells the other story now,
In a swift victory for tea-party activists, the Senate's top Republican agreed Monday to a plan to ban GOP members from proposing earmarks for spending bills

The development came as Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, reversed his longstanding support for the practice and said the public would no longer accept it.

Some senior Republicans still defend earmarks, saying, among other things, that the Constitution gave Congress the power of the purse

Mr. McConnell was a leading defender until Monday, creating tensions within the party and in particular with Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), a big figure in the tea party. But in his first speech on the Senate floor since the election, Mr. McConnell capitulated.

"I know the good that has come from the projects I have helped support throughout my state," said Mr. McConnell, a Kentuckian. "I don't apologize for them.

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