n.— «Many earmarks are placed in larger spending bills, often at the last minute—a practice known as “airdropping”—to avoid serious scrutiny. Even if voters learn about the earmark, they may be left in the dark as to who requested it.» —“Democrats must not balk now on earmarks” Kansas City Star (Kansas, Missouri) Nov. 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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