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View Diary: UPDATED::: BRAC LIST OUT::North and South Dakota Air Force Base Closing (101 comments)

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  •  You reap what you sow. (none)
    I hope Thune was worth it South Dakota.  

    Can this actually put Tim Johnson in danger?  Or Herseth?  Just what these bastard's do best.  Screw the people and then tell them we're to blame for it.

    Democrats are defenders of equality, opportunity, and justice. We are responsible to our nation, and believe our nation should responsibly lead the world.

    by zubalove on Fri May 13, 2005 at 06:57:46 AM PDT

    •  I don't know about SD (none)
      but closing the Air Force Base in Grand Forks ND is a direct shot at Senator Kent Conrad (D) who happens to be up for re-election in ND next year.  I am sure they are going to use this against him and Congressman Pomeroy.  Since Mississippi is losing a base, expect Sen. Dorgan (D-ND) and Lott (R-MS) to fight the report.  They will mandate closing overseas facilities first.  Last time it failed by 1 vote.  Not this time.
      •  Grand Forks isn't closing... (none)
        ...it's getting realigned.  The planes there are being shipped off to other AF bases.  Granted, that's not much of a comfort for the 2000+ workers who just lost their reason for being in Grand Forks, but it's not an outright closure.

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