Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Peppermint Patty & Pantsuit Politics

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Supports the Lease of Boeing Refueling Tankers by the Air Force on the floor of the Senate. Darlene Druyun, an Air Force official assigned to the tanker lease contract and who was hired by Boeing, was convicted of federal crimes for negotiating her job at Boeing while working on the tanker program. She and Boeing's chief financial officer at the time were sent to prison in the scandal. USAF awards tanker contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation not Boeing.

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said she was frustrated and angry that the contract was not going to Boeing, shot back: "You can put an American sticker on a plane, but that doesn't make it American-made”. Unless the company that gave Murray $59,300.00 is Boeing and out sources the 767 tanker and 777, 787 American jobs to Italian Aeronovali, China and Japans JADC of MHI, KHI, and FHI. Then is its ok to put a made in America sticker on it as long as the pockets of the pantsuite Boeings filling is Murray's.

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