At least there's something Democrats and Republicans can agree on, Paul West shows in today's story: Spreading around the pork. In an excellent expose of how Washington really works, West reveals how President Obama's desire to shut down NASA's program to revisit the moon has turned into a fund-raising bonanza for Maryland's senior senator -- with Republican help. The cash is rolling into Mikulski's campaign till from Huntsville, Ala., where NASA has a big operation that works on the moon project. She was in Huntsville for a breakfast fundraiser in October, where she got tens of thousands of dollars from Huntsvillians who
respect her pro-choice stance on abortion work for NASA contractors. Mikulski is up for re-election this year.