Sausage Being Made

Kevin Drum shows us a slice of farcical congressional involvement in the defense procurement process. Basically, everyone agrees that it's absolutely vital to the nation's defense that the Air Force's next generation of aerial tankers be made by whichever company has production facilities in the senator in question's state. To say something nice about John McCain, he may be soft on bigotry and the apocalypse but my impression is that he's done more than most to try to precent procurement from becoming a complete and total sham.