Friday, June 26, 2009

Thune gets Next-Gen defense bomber

SD Sen. John Thune -- one of the Senate's leading voices against an Administration plan to kill funding for the so called "next generation" bomber -- can celebrate a victory this week after a defense bill passed unanimously by the Senate Armed Forces Committee left the funding for the bomber in tact.

We've looked at the politics leading up to the issue here and here. And it should be mentioned that South Dakota's Ellsworth Air Force Base could host a fleet of the bombers.