Per Bob Jauch:
In 2002 Congressman Obey obtained $80,000 earmark requested by Ashland County Sheriff following tragic death of teenager. President Bush singled out this earmark as example of wasteful spending. Two lives were saved yesterday. Convince them the money was wasteful.
“if it had not been for the Ice Angel and personnel on board, those guys would have died…there was not other means to safely rescue them. Those were the worst conditions I have ever been in for an ice rescue.”
Congrats to Congressman Obey! Maybe the tea partiers/Sean Duffy can call them up and explain why all earmarks are bad!