16 April 2008

Politics as Usual

Why were all those AA planes grounded by the FAA last week? I didn't know this before, but it wasn't, apparently, due to a major flaw that could take an aircraft apart at 35k feet. Instead, it had to do with the spacing of wiring bundles, a relatively simple, if tedious, thing to fix without paralyzing an airline to do so.

Sound political? I didn't think so either, until I read Kevin Drum, who taps Andrew Tobias to explain how this is actually the fault of the Bush Administration.