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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 AM
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Angry Boeing supporters target McCain
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080308/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_...

Angry Boeing supporters are vowing revenge against Republican presidential candidate John McCain over Chicago-based Boeing's loss of a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to the parent company of European plane maker Airbus.

There are other targets for their ire the Air Force, the defense secretary and even the entire Bush administration.

But Boeing supporters in Congress are directing their wrath at McCain, the Arizona senator and nominee in waiting, for scuttling an earlier deal that would have let Boeing build the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers. Boeing now will miss out on a deal that it says would have supported 44,000 new and existing jobs at the company and suppliers in 40 states.


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Rep. Todd Tiahrt, a Kansas Republican whose district includes a Boeing plant that could have gained hundreds of new jobs from the tanker program, said McCain's role in killing the earlier deal is likely to become an election issue. Both of the leading Democratic candidates for president, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have criticized the Air Force decision.

"I think we absolutely will hear more about it," Tiahrt said. "We'll hear it mostly from the Democrats and they have every right to be concerned."
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:59 AM
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1. Hee-hee...I was gonna post this, so thanks for saving me one of
my three posts!
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MaryCeleste Donating Member (898 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:02 AM
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2. The first pass was a ripoff of the taxpayers
Not to mention the Druyan debacle
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:07 AM
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3. I hope they run with it and keep it in the forefront until Nov.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:06 AM
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4. Yes .. But can we find a way to blame Obama or Hillary for this ?....
Why attack the republican nominee when we can slash and burn our own ?

:sarcasm:

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