McCain Jumps On Hillary's "Pork" Wagon

This is how you rebuild your public image among conservatives.

The Hill reports this morning that Sen. Hillary Clinton asked for 26 earmarks in the defense authorization bill totalling nearly $150M dollars. That's more than every other senator except for the chairman of the committee.

The RNC quickly sent around a "Research Memo" calling Clinton the "President of Pork."

And now, McCain plans to lambaste Clinton by name. He's holding a press conference at 2:30pm ET in California.

This is one of those non-zero sum political tactics. It's hard to envision how HRC is hurt by this in both the primary and the general. And it's easy to imagine how McCain earns some solid media coverage for his decision to take her on.