One of Nancy Pelosi’s additions to the stimulus is obviously meant to send a message to those who say the package has nothing to do with job creation. That message apparently is, “You’re right”:
Lawmakers and administration officials divulged Wednesday that the $789 billion economic stimulus bill being finalized behind closed doors in Congress includes $30 million for wetlands restoration that the Obama administration intends to spend in the San Francisco Bay Area to protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.
This isn’t surprising. Vermin like to protect their own.