The Defense Department plans to begin removing the 183rd Fighter Wing’s planes from its base at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport on Tuesday, with a complete realignment expected by Sept. 30, according to legal documents filed Wednesday by the governor’s office.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has been fighting the move that was announced nearly three years ago, is seeking a temporary restraining order in federal court that would stop the aircraft from being moved until there is a formal hearing. The governor argues that he must sign off on any reassignment of Illinois’ National Guard units and equipment.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
183rd Finally Getting Wings Clipped
Interesting that the Chicago-centric Rod Blagojevich keeps fighting to keep the 183rd Fighter Wing in Springfield, a city he OBVIOUSLY has been actively undermining in revenge for hating him and not voting for him.
I have to believe that the Governor wants to keep the 183rd here in hopes it accidentally drops a bunch of bombs and flattens the city he so despises. I mean, what other explanation could there possibly be?