There are earmarks and then there are earmarks

Bob Cesa was live blogging last night’s State of the Union. The nugget that caught my eye:

According to the OMB website, in 2005: "there were 13,492 earmarks totaling $18,938,657,000." That was a Republican Congress and the president signed everything that was dumped on his desk. If Hastert dropped a Polish sausage on the White House lawn, the president signed it.