Congressman flustered over earmarks

Perhaps freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) should hang out with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) more often. Judging by his latest tweet, Chaffetz would be in good company with the longtime foe of pork spending:

http://bit.ly/1vdSRn  This is the kind of garbage that drives me crazy.....! Ugh!

The Utah Republican linked to a Fox News piece detailing various earmark disbursements that will soon be made to the home districts of some members of Congress who requested them. 

Fox News dubbed Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), and Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) as the "Earmark Kings of Congress."

Inouye helped secure over $2 billion in earmarks over the last two years and Cochran co-sponsored $1.2 billion in 2009. Murtha earmarked $120 million this year.