President Obama, Pork.
I am not certain President Obama did run on a "no pork" platform. I'm certain the other guy wouldn't stop shouting "You earmarks get off my lawn!" But I really don't recall pork spending being a major part of President Obama's campaign.
Also, the purpose of a stimulus package is to push money into the economy. Any kind of spending which pays salaries, saves jobs, or creates jobs, will tend to serve this purpose.
Anyway, Mallard's timing once again could not be better, since his Republican overlords in Big Business, specifically AIG, proved once again today why this reflexive notion that Government is automatically more