John Thune’s crusade to save South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force base has succeeded. The base closing commission has voted to reject the Defense Department’s recommendation that the base be closed. Thune unseated then-Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle partly on the strength of his claim that he would be better positioned to help save the base. The Democrats gloated when it looked like Ellsworth would be closed, but now Thune gets the last laugh.
Via Power Line News.
UPDATE: For a particularly vacuous example of premature leftist gloating on the subject, see this bit of superficiality by Kos.
Via Kathryn Lopez at the NRO Corner.
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