Thune Saves Ellsworth

Well, he didn’t, but you can bet Senator John Thune will take credit and relish in the glory of Ellsworth Airforce Base being spared by BRAC. Ellsworth is a central part of South Dakota’s economy and Thune campaigned that he’d have a better chance of saving Ellsworth than Tom Daschle. That was one reason he was elected.

It came as a slap in the face when the Pentagon then recommended Ellsworth be closed. But, Ellsworth and Thune have now been redeemed.

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