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jim clyburn misplaced pork

Call it a case of misplaced bacon … or the pork that got away.

According to South Carolina Republicans, U.S. Poverty Pimp … err, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) accidentally shipped a $100,000 earmark intended for Jamestown, S.C. to Jamestown, California.  No word yet on what caused the mix-up – i.e. whether Clyburn was intentionally trying to hook up another state or whether he was just exhausted (as has been known to happen) from wielding such a legendary pimp hand

Anyway, this comedy of taxpayer-funded errors got underway when South Carolina’s Jamestown (population: 97) requested $50,000 for a new library. Of course since there’s so much extra money laying around in D.C. these days, Clyburn decided the town should have $100,000.

Somehow, though, that money got appropriated for California’s Jamestown (population 3,000) – which is located smack dab in the middle of one of the most Republican regions of the Golden State.

“There are so many things wrong with this story it’s hard to know where to begin, but it’s crystal clear that not only are the Democrats in Congress robbing from future generations by spending money we don’t have, but they are flat out incompetent to boot,” South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd said. “Democrats are spending with reckless abandon, they are not even reading the laws that they pass, and they are apparently not even listening to those who request the earmarks, since what was allocated was double the original request.”

What’s even “wronger?” Clyburn will no doubt spend another $100,000 to clean up his mistake …