According to the Crypt blog over at The Politico, the most dangerous place to be in Washington is between the Alaska delegation and any legislative pork products:
Rep. Don Young attacked his fellow Republicans on the House floor Wednesday, as he defended education funds allocated to his home-state of Alaska.
“You want my money, my money,” Young stridently declared before warning conservatives that, “Those who bite me will be bitten back.”
Young took extreme exception to an amendment by Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) to strike money in a spending bill for native Alaskan and Hawaiian educational programs.
Conservatives have stoked the ire of their fellow Republicans for years by challenging federal spending, both broadly and on specific projects. But it’s rare that their GOP colleagues express that displeasure openly on the floor. [emphasis added]
His money? Come on, Don. Kudos, though, to Rep. Garrett (who spoke at our latest Center for Entrepreneurship conference) for standing up to senior guys like Don Young when they’re tempted to act like spend-o-publicans.