Last week (I believe, Friday), on CNBC's "Kudlow & Company", Rep. Paul gave a very good series of answers as to what he believed the govt's response should be to the stock market/subprime mortgage mess (nothing) and some good other answers on the economy/spending. But Kudlow then asked Paul about his (I believe) $400 million in earmarks he has requested for his district, two of which concerned studies in shrimping and marketing of shrimp. Paul defended the practice saying it was what everyone did and he should not be held to a different standard. He also blamed the system a bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vg-AA7QjIc (the earmarks conversation starts at 3:50) How does this all gel with his verbal support of fiscal conservatism? Just curious - not an attack. Thanks!