Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself

Alabama Senator Richard Shelby lays a verbal hammer.

“…Only Chicago politics could tip the scales in favor of Boeing’s inferior plane. EADS clearly offers the more capable aircraft….

I’m sure Boeing receiving EADS proprietary bid information courtesy of the AirForce (and Boeing never would confirm or deny if they looked at what they received) had nothing to do with anything.

3 Responses to “Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself”

  1. major dad says:

    Regardless of the metrics they used or the finacial mumbo jumbo, smoke and mirrors cost estimates, the EADS was a better tanker. And don’t fall for that American jobs/military technology secrets crap, Boeing outsources a ton and we have lot’s of foreign products here already not to mention just how many countries fly our stuff. The fix was in, Boeing didn’t offer up it’s best because they thought they had it in the bag and when they saw they didn’t they pitched a fit.

  2. JeffS says:

    Boeing has a large number of DoD officials in their pocket. Retirement jobs, y’know.

  3. greg newsom says:

    The Europeans have never been good at long range planes.
    The airbus is not that great.
    The plans on paper don’t aways work.SST to name one.

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