Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sen. Richard Shelby Attacks Boeing

This seems to be the week for U.S. Senators to use the power of their office to attack private businesses. Although Senator Richard Shelby's (R-AL) attack of the Boeing Corporation does not raise the first amendment concerns created by Majority Leader Harry "Spiro" Reid's (D- NE) assaults on various media outlets over the last couple of years, it still represents an abuse of power.

Boeing's CEO had made comments that the lack of airline manufacturing experience in Mobile made putting new plants there more risky than using existing plants with experienced workers. In response, Sen. Shelby wrote him a letter in which he called him "ignorant" and "offensive."

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