We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Seems to be an excellent airplane despite initial glitches. Boeing designs, and builds a fair amount of it, but does all of the assembly. Similar to American auto manufacturers. There are engineers and manufacturers around the globe creating these wonderful things for us - people who know how to make useful things.
The purchase of airliners is very political, especially in the case of airlines that are partly or wholly owned by the government of their country. I wonder of some of the selection of vendors was made with an eye to the marketing of the airplane.