Folks around here, like U.S. Rep. Adam Smith and Gov. Chris Gregoire, are waiting to read the fine print to find out why Boeing lost the bid for the Pentagon’s tanker contract.
In Alabama, meanwhile, politicians are celebrating because the tanker will be built in Mobile, generating thousands of jobs.
From U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
"Today’s selection of Northrop Grumman/EADS to build the Air Force’s next air refueling tanker is fantastic news for Alabama. It marks a full circle transition for Brookley Field from a mothballed airbase to a world-class aircraft manufacturing center.