PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: A nice letter in Bozeman, Montana on the infamous Bozeman parking garage makes a valuable point: If Bozeman were going to spend $4 million in federal money, would a parking garage be the place they'd want to spend it? Nope. They're spending it there because that's what they can get, and that's what groups with influence over the Congressional delegation (like contractors?) want.
Plus, this observation, which a lot of our elected representatives need to hear, apparently: "Of course we have every right to tell you how we think you should spend our money. It seems arrogant to argue otherwise."