If your reading this then your going to have to make it two blog posts today. The following excerpt comes from an extremely good blog post at "The Daily Bellwether" about mismanagement of money.
But, so far, about $100 million in federal, state, city and private funds has gone into the Freedom Center, the National Underground Railroad Museum that opened a few years ago on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. It was built after race riots took place in April 2001, and former U.S. Rep. Rob Portman, now President Bush's budget director, secured nearly $20 million in federal money for the project. Critics called it pork, and scholars who served on a National Park Service panel that studied how to protect Underground Railroad sites complained that any Cincinnati claim as a haven during the slavery era was dubious. Their best argument: Harriett Beecher Stowe left Cincinnati before she dared publish, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The book changed the course of history by increasing Northern revulsion against slavery.