It looks like Liddy Dole's sweetheart relationship with Senator John Warner is going down the toilet, just like her relationship with the rest of North Carolina. After she tried to sell out our state to the noise of Navy jets, We the People said "No way," and all hell broke loose.
Now John-John is miffed because "politics" got in the way of his deal with our devil. Following a meeting in Virginia about possible sites for their OLF, Warner had this to say:
Afterward, Warner obliquely criticized Virginia’s southern neighbor.
When Navy leaders decided years ago to locate the landing field in North Carolina, “there was a measure of disappointment in the state, but we saluted and marched off,” Warner said. “Now, all of a sudden, politics has intervened and all of this effort by the Navy, apparently, is going to end in being forced out.”
Warner said it was premature to talk about the future of two squadrons of Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet slated to be based at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in North Carolina. The expected arrival of those squadrons was part of the Navy’s rationale for choosing Washington County, which is about halfway between Oceana and Cherry Point.
If the landing field is built in Virginia, should those squadrons and their estimated $30 million economic impact move north as well? “Let’s settled first with the outlying landing field,” Warner said.
“The underlying thing I hope is a determining factor is that Virginia has a history going way back to World War I of working with the U.S. military and keeping its word.”
With all due respect, Senator Warner (and not much is due), screw you and the high-horse you rode in on. North Carolina pays every god-damned day for your sins in supporting Bush's War in Iraq. And the fact is, Liddy Dole DOESN'T SPEAK FOR NORTH CAROLINA in any way shape or form. You made your deal with the wrong person, sucker.
So keep your $30 million in economic incentives. That's nothing but chickenfeed to us. Unless you can cough up ten times that amount for some clean high tech jobs, we're not interested in your stinking jet-fuel-soaked money.