The Incredible Hulk

The Obama-Coburn transparency-in-spending database bill aims to create “a searchable database of government contracts, grants, insurance, loans and financial assistance, worth $2.5 trillion last year.”

Ironically, this revolutionary bi-partisan government transparency bill was apparently blocked by being placed on indefinite “secret hold” by a senator who didn’t like its provisions, and wanted to remain anonymous.

“Under Senate rules, unless the senator who placed the hold decides to lift it, the bill will not be brought up for a vote.”

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Well, according to an anonymous spokesperson, the story at TPMmuckraker says that the unidentified secret holder may end up being none other than favorite of the internets, Senator Ted “Tubes” Stevens.

I guess he didn’t like the idea that someone would peek under the hood of his “truck” (which is definitely ok to load up with all kinds of heavy earmarks) with their all-seeing tubes.