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Mon., Feb. 9, 2009, 5:40 p.m.

‘One man’s pork… another man's wise investment in the local infrastructure." -- Tom Foley, former House speaker.

We are reminded of that quote in listening to President Obama's press conference, in which the prez said there are no earmarks in the economic stimulus package.

PolitiFact says that ain't exactly so.

They may not be bad earmarks. And they may not be the most egregious of earmarks. But they seem to pass the "quacks like a duck" test.

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