Don’t Know Much About the Budget

John McCain likes to run around the country touting his neo-Hooverite spending freeze, but it seems that almost every time he’s challenged on a specific program, he decides to exempt that one. Now we can add NASA to the list. Ali Frick rounds up all the various exemptions and reminds us that we’ve seen this before when he decided to back off promises to eliminate aid to Israel and cut military housing programs under the aegis of earmark reduction.