This isn't about politics. I've met our congressman Fred Upton several times. In the radio business, you meet your local politicians from time to time. and Rep. Upton has always struck me as being a decent sort of man.
Battle Creek may be the least expensive option for the proposed missile defense site for the East Coast, but not the preferred site. The Department of Defense said in a release, that Fort Drum in New York is the current preferred option.