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By on 1.17.07 | 4:44PM

First, there were the liberaltarians. Now this:

Richard A. Viguerie, the author ofConservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause, praised Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for extending the ban on "earmarks," the pork-barrel giveaways that exploded under all-Republican rule.

"Some Republicans, like Trent Lott, apparently still haven't learned anything from the 2006 election returns," Viguerie said. "But Nancy Pelosi understands that voters are disgusted with pork-barrel spending. She has my thanks and support for extending the ban on earmarks for this entire year."

"Let the message from conservatives be loud and clear," Viguerie added. "We are not slaves to either party. We will support Democrats and Republicans alike when they do the right thing, and we will oppose Democrats and Republicans alike when they do the wrong thing. Our loyalty is to the taxpayers and to sound fiscal policies."

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