In One Eye

Friday, September 09, 2005
It seemed fruitless to blog in the last few days because so many others are doing such a great job of covering the Katrina fiasco.

I do see that the feds are going nuts over the non-closing of the Air National Guard base at Bradley, going so far as to try to bring the US Supreme Court into it. The decimated court obviously has other things on its mind.
The battle over Connecticut Air National Guard's A-10 fighter planes Thursday reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to take emergency action to restore a recommendation by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission to strip the state of its air fleet.

The fate of Connecticut's planes and legality of the BRAC recommendation will be argued before a panel of the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan at 10 a.m. today.
As I've said before, the law seems to be pretty clear on this: The Governor must be consulted on such matters, and she wasn't in this case. At any rate, we'll see what happens.

Given that the governor has really shown her backbone on this and other matters, it's no surprise that she's become such a strong incumbent.