The big feel good story that a ton of different people are trying to put legs on. Let me blog the truth on the US Air splash down in the Hudson.
#1. There are no limit of people calling the pilot a hero and proclaiming the excellence of all involved. Passengers,crews, 911 responders and on and on. REALITY CHECK: They all did their job. Perhaps thats the cause of surprise. We Americans have all gotten accustomed to slacking we’re shocked when someone does what they were supposed to do.
#2. REALITY CHECK: The lawsuits. C’mon people you know the sharks are in the Hudson baby and someone is going to sue. Will the broadcasters and bloggers be singing America’s praises then ?
#3. Jihadist Geese ? I just about fell on my ass laughing when I saw this: The Department of Homeland Security has said there was no suggestion that the incident was security related.
Lalalala Allah Achbar I stuff the goose in the engine of infidel transgression
#4. I’ve heard a right of center radio guy try to make the case that the media will damn the pilot if they find anything in his military record. I sat in the parking lot for two whole minutes pondering ripping the radio out of the dash last night over that. REALITY CHECK: The O’s coronation will trump anything that grows out of this story and something will have to be earth shattering before Tuesday to allow this feel good story have any legs in any direction. This was a splash in more ways than one. Nothing more nothing less.