Carter Catches Heat
From Fox News:
Former President Jimmy Carter is taking heat in his home state of Georgia, after he successfully lobbied to save a submarine base in Connecticut at the expense of thousands of Georgia jobs.
Carter wrote a letter last week to the BRAC commission asking them to ignore a Pentagon recommendation to move six subs and more than 3,000 jobs from Groton, Connecticut to Kings Bay, Georgia.
Republican Representative Jack Kingston says Carter went "against the home team" and Republican Governor Sonny Perdue asks, "What was he thinking?"
But Carter says that moving the forces would be "militarily deleterious," adding that the commission's decision was not based his political influence.