"Well, the first thing we have to do is get spending under control in Washington. It's completely out of control. It's gone -- we have now presided over the largest increase in the size of government since the Great Society.
We Republicans came to power to change government, and government changed us. And the -- the worst symptom on this disease is what my friend, Tom Coburn, calls earmarking as a gateway drug, because it's a gateway. It's a gateway to out-of-control spending and corruption.
And we have former members of Congress now residing in federal prison because of the evils of this earmarking and pork-barrel spending. " -- John McCain during the 9/26/08 Presidential Debate
McCain used the word "pork" no less than five times during debate, saying that as president, he's going to eliminate upwards of $18 billion of it! Can anyone tell me what he did to try to eliminate the $150 billion in pork on the behemoth bailout?