WASHINGTON — In this, the year Democrats and Republicans alike
rallied behind promises of greater government transparency, finding the
Kentucky congressional delegation's federal funding requests for pet
projects, or "earmarks," is a labyrinthine process that can try the
patience of even the most intrepid watchdog.
Take the case of
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Somerset, whose 22-page request is buried
several pages deep on his Web site. Readers must click on the "On the
Issues" tab, then "Economic Development and Job Creation" and plow
through an eight-paragraph biography that starts with his high school
graduation in 1955 before being rewarded with a link to his 103 earmark
requests. The document is downloaded sideways and is not searchable. Read more.
to download the very well hidden Hal Rogers 22 page PDF. Don't be
surprised if it's not there. I suspect it will be moved from time to
time on his site to keep it hid. Be prepared to look at it sideways. Click here to download Ed. Whitfield's well hidden PDF.