Friday, May 23, 2008

Name The Tanker!

According to Danger Room, the Air Force is in the midst of a contest to name that new $100 billion tanker fleet that the European company EADS is building for us in partnership with Northrup Grumman.

For those who forgot, EADS got the contract at the expense of U.S. aircraft giant Boeing. It was a controversial move and apparently Congress is trying to overturn the contract.

Do you think the aircraft will sport one of those “I”m spending my grandchildren’s inheritance” bumper stickers?

Anyway, looking at the names that have been suggested to date, it looks like they need a little help. They best they’ve come up with so far is “Revenge Of The Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys.”