Shelby releases (most of) the hostages

Republican Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, king of the "blanket hold."

But the perpetrator of the Mobile Mugging still says, gimme my French campaign contributor earmarks or the Air Force guys get it!

Why hold the Air Force guys? Because the fight to keep an American company from getting that contract isn’t over. And as the Seattle Times’ Jim Talton points out:

… even though the GOP is in the minority, it seems to have much more power in the Senate than Democrats. And more Republican seat pickups in the fall elections could return new roadblocks to Boeing.

Sacre bleu!

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