You must be smarter than that, having a BA and all, so we assume you think Joe Bob is too dumb to understand how earmarks work and will vote for you because you got Washington to pretend it was giving New Hope free money -- $13,811 for a nice new police car.
Heaven hep y'all if Joe Bob figures out that somebody had to send that $13,811 to President Obama and Senator Lincoln before they could send it to New Hope.
And the guys who paid will be humping to get it back from their Sen. Santa Claus. So if Joe Bob does get that job over at the turpentine plant, the feds will be nicking his paycheck, dime by dime, week by week, piling up some more free money to buy a new cruiser for Barney over there in Mayberry.
Senator, why don't y'all just stick it in your earmark?