Thursday, May 18, 2006

Ted Kennedy, fiscal conservative

I couldn't help noticing that Edward Kennedy rose to his feet on the Senate floor yesterday and denounced the proposal to build a 370-mile fence on the southern border. He complained that it would cost too much; for instance, he said, a fence built not long ago in San Diego wound up being 200 percent over budget.

All this, from the same guy who championed the Boston "Big Dig" highway boondoggle, which was financed largely with your money and mine...and would up more than 300 percent over budget.

I covered that saga, and the mounting costs, back in January 2003. There wasn't a word of complaint from Ted about that $15 billion.