The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee finds it "curious" that President Obama jetted out to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to sign the federal stimulus bill. (Many Globe readers instead call it "hypocritical" to use so much fuel on the way to sign a bill aimed at increasing "green" jobs.) Rhee wonders if the setting is "something of an in-your-face move to opponents of funding for the arts."
I prefer to think it has something to do with this:
"While we were working to eliminate these pork barrel earmarks, he voted for nearly $1 billion in pork barrel earmark projects including $3 million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago," [John] McCain said during the second of three presidential debates, blasting what became an unsuccessful effort to rebuild the 40-year-old Zeiss Optical Skyshow projector at the Adler Planetarium.