Smokin’ sports cars and other jets I have flown

Andrew Coyne is shrill.

In email discussions with peeps in Australia and the U.K., whose respective nations are also enduring <cough> turbulence with the F-35 the notion arose…

It’s almost as if, gee, there was a pattern…where a U.S. government has a) this really smokin’ jet plane that costs a bundle, even for the USA and b) asks allies to help contribute to development costs on the wink-wink they override domestic procurement processes to make it so on the understanding  c) they will get a discount on the final per unit costs.

Neither a) nor c) worked out.

Could be, could be….

And that’s not even engaging in reckless speculation about kickbacks!