Most Minnesotans know that the city of St. Paul started out life as Pig's Eye. (Gee, can't imagine why that name didn't stick.) But now it seems that Pig's Eye would have been a better name for New Orleans, because of all the pork. Herb Ely has a great piece on how pork spending might have contributed to the disaster after the disaster. And for us former Republicans, it's another lesson as to why we aren't part of the GOP anymore: neither of the major parties differs in wanting to spend our money; they only disagree about what to spend it on.