There are reasons to dismiss earmark-reform crusader and Arizona Republican Rep. Jeff Flake. For one, his name is Jeff Flake. He also has biggish blond hair and every couple of weeks he introduces another resolution calling for investigation into earmark corruption
, each one killed the moment it hits the floor. He trotted out his last one on April Fool's Day. It too died straight away. Speaker Pelosi has basically mocked him
as an unserious reformer or showboater or both.
But Flake and his growing list of lawmaker-supporters won’t go away, partly because he's right on this