THE CLEAR WINNER in mountainous competition for another Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award is Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who rose before her Alaskan state legislature to warn of the dangers of volcanos, particular the one that is quite active in her backyard. She declared:
"And I can assure you, Mr. President, that monitoring volcanos is critically important to the nation, to the world, and particularly to Alaska right now where we are being held hostage to a volcano. "
Right. Except Murkowski, like Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who criticized spending money on volcano monitoring, voted AGAINST the stimulus package that contained money for that very purpose. What am I missing here?