Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Wrath of Khan(gress)

Via Ares, here's one of the many things Congress could do to the USAF if we decide to forgo rebidding the KC-X contract:
The fight over the tanker has grown even more heated, if that’s possible. While it may just be posturing, we hear that the nomination of Gen. Norton Schwartz to be Air Force Chief of Staff would probably be placed on hold should the Pentagon not reopen the bid for the tanker contract. The White House, which has so far tried to keep its distance from the controversy, might be drawn in if it’s get that ugly.


The latest congressional reaction on this comes from Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), a thoughtful representative who has generally been a good friend to Boeing, issued a press statement today which says, in part: “If, after reading this report, the Air Force thinks they can move forward with this contract without heeding the GAO’s recommendations and rebidding this contract, the problems at the Air Force go well beyond the tanker program.”
In other words, rebid the contract....OR ELSE!

I love politics.