President Sarkozy is in the U.S. this week,and high on his agenda is the effort to get Airbus the new tanker contract. Given the long-time subsidies by the government of France to Airbus, this option should not even be on the table. Senator Sam Brownback will join me on today’s show to discuss the issue and the tanker controversy generally. (Brownback is also running for governor of Kansas, and I will get an update on that race.) A transcript of the interview will be posted here later.