The winner is ToddG! We'll send him the book, and thanks to everyone who participated!
Yesterday, I asked CQ readers to help Nancy Pelosi with her strategy to fight the "culture of corruption," which consists of forgetting the term "earmarks" rather than getting rid of them altogether. We have to call them something, though, and I offered a free copy of The Reagan Diaries to the CQ reader who submitted the replacement that most captured the spirit of earmarking.
And we got a terrific response! In fact, it was so good that I had a tough time selecting the top ten responses. Many of you like acronyms, and several of the best made the list. I took into consideration endorsements of nominations in the comments, too. If your entry didn't make the Top Ten, it's only because we had so many excellent suggestions.
Cast your vote for the best of the Top Ten in the poll below. We will accept votes right up to the moment we announce the winner, which will be during today's CQ Radio show at 2 pm CT. Mark Tapscott, one of the original Porkbusters, will join me in making the announcement during the show. Don't miss the announcement!
UPDATE & BUMP: As of 10:45 am CT, we've received 760 votes -- and CRAPs (Congressional Resource Allocation Protection) has the lead. I actually liked STDs, but then again, I liked them all. Make sure to get your votes in as soon as possible ...