It sounds like the Georgia House is going to use the same tricks Pelosi and Murtha are using to protect their p0rk project from scrutiny. Instead of having the earmarks debated by the whole body, they would be slipped in at the last minute with the only oversight provided by the much smaller and hand picked conference committee.
This paragraph is particularly troubling:
Keen, R-St. Simons Island, said the process worked well because those projects became associated with the full General Assembly rather than with the parochial interests of an individual legislator or legislative chamber.
“become associated”. Nice bit of political correct spin there.
I’ll be happy to give equal time to anyone in the General Assembly who would like to dispute my assertion that the GA GOP is doing the same as Pelosi/Murtha/Reid.