Thursday, January 27, 2005

Pork in Portsmouth?

Professor Robert Forrey, of Shawnee State University, has an interesting post on his site River Vices. He makes the claim that Rob Portman was involved in delivering $300,000 to the Portsmouth Murals, Inc. (site , Google Cached Pages, the murals).

Besides the obvious Pork is the innuendo Mr. Forrey makes about the circumstances surrounding the grant/expenditure.

Porkopolis has written to Mr. Forrey for more information and will be reporting back here.

At this point the post is interesting but not yet corroborated.


The most recent instance of “porkbarreling” was when Republican resentative Rob Portman traveled from Cincinnati to Portsmouth, just before November’s election, bringing a check for $300,000 made out to Portsmouth Murals, Inc. Portman’s delivery of pork was timely because Portsmouth Murals, Inc. had previously spent $350,000 to purchase another empty department store from retired portly Portsmouth businessman George Clayton. Should Clayton thank Rob Portman or Rob Porkman?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be quite careful about believing anything posted by Robert Forrey. Although apparently intelligent (based on his degrees and his own estimation of his self-importance), there is no verification of this opinion - or the just plain silliness he creates.

His blog is full of half-truths, innuendo, and hyperbole. Although technically correct, what he writes is rarely precise or accurate (a rating of #49 out of 100 is described by Forrey as, "close to the bottom of the ratings." It's closer to the bottom than the top, by one point, but that's absolutely not precise!).

May 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

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