January 18, 2009

It just keeps rollin' along!

The. Guy. Isn't. Even. President. Yet.

Yet, the ridiculous statements/comparisons/contrasts rock on. This time it's CNN's Soledad O'Brien, who believes Obama is a lot like the pilot who safely brought down that plane in the Hudson River a few days ago (via the recollection of Wolf Blitzer):

I think that airplane that went down, the US Air flight and the pilot -- and Soledad and I were talking about this earlier and she was saying metaphorically in some ways, the pilot of that airplane is very much like Barack Obama -- that he got the plane down safely, but everybody else had to join together to get out of the plane and pull together to get through that adversity. I thought that was an interesting metaphor.

I'm sure you did, Wolf. I'm quite sure you did.

Yeah, let's see -- we have a pilot (Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger), Air Force fighter jet-trained who did the miraculous: successfully landed a commercial airliner in a river located in the most populous city in the country, skimming though the busiest airspace in the country ... and a former state legislator-come US senator (for a few years) who was elected president.

Um, yeah.

Posted by Hube at January 18, 2009 09:55 AM | TrackBack

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Whooo, that was in very poor taste on Blitzer's part - and off the mark, as Obama hasn't done anything yet. Liberal though I am, I think that comment should go the other way 'round - one hopes that Obama will be able to get the country out of this economic recession with as much finesse, skill, and sheer nerve as that amazingly heroic pilot.

Man. That's one awesome pilot.

Posted by: Peevish at January 18, 2009 02:38 PM

I suppose it might have been an appropriate metaphor - if the Airbus had been landed safely by a passenger who'd never flown a plane before, but had seen The Right Stuff ten times.

"Actually, I'm not a trained pilot, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night."

Posted by: G Rex at January 19, 2009 10:09 AM

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