Is President Obama a man of conviction or just a guy who caught the anti-Bush wave and surfed into the White House? He says he wants no earmarks, starting sometime in the future. Today, the Senate has an omnibus spending bill with over 8,500 earmarks to consider. The earmarks were crafted last year, but earmarks are earmarks. He'll be the one signing the bill, not President Bush.
If he doesn't stand up to these earmarks, I can only predict a major wipeout down the road.