Bear with him

McCain Attacks Bears
McCain Speech extract:

I want to be President of the United States because I want to restore trust and confidence in the government, I want to secure our borders, I want to fix Medicare, I want to fix Social Security, I want to eliminate this wasteful and outrageous earmark and pork-barrel spending which has eroded the confidence of our Republican base and the confidence of all Americans in our ability to be careful stewards of your tax dollars.
By the way, my favorite in the last few years was we spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don’t know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue. (laughter)
Actually, the money was spent on seeing if thirty years of conservation efforts costing tens of millions of dollars had been worthwhile. The results of the study, to be published soon, show that, indeed, the conservation efforts have worked even better than originally thought. McCain, it seems, would be happier to see the $3 million fund 14 minutes of his great 100 year war in Iraq.

'Waste not, want not', as my dear old mum would say.