The AP has a story about the Democrats putting the bills in Congress on hold until there is earmark reform. Given that Robert Byrd is spearheading this it certainly is not about earmarks, but about who gets them. The AP gives a misleading story which makes it seem like there is $463 billion dollars in these earmarks which the Democrats are cleaning up. In fact that number is the total dollar amount of the budgets which are subject to this continuing resolution. This is a good thing, but it isn’t that good.