Precinct 333

Friday, July 23, 2004

Clinton Administration Official Arrested

No, not Sandy Berger, though he probably outght to be sent to Guantanamo Bay for his theft of documents.

This time it is Hazel O'Leary, former Energy Secretary who was recently named president of Fisk University.

Seems Hazel's plane was diverted due to bad weather, and then delayed on the tarmac. Her response? Cause a scene on the plane and attempt to enter the cockpit to demand that she be allowed off of the plane.

What I love is the difference in viewpoints between Hazel and the flight crew.

"I regret the unfortunate misunderstanding that occurred," she said in a statement. "The situation was resolved. At no time was I rude or disrespectful to anyone."

Flight Crew:
The United Airlines crew told police that O'Leary was "getting loud and abusive" after the flight was diverted to Richmond, Va., because of storms Thursday night, said Cpl. Frank Donkle of the Richmond International Airport Police.
A flight attendant restrained O'Leary when she tried to get into the cockpit, Donkle said, and she was escorted off the Nashville-to-Washington flight and questioned by the FBI.

The sad thing is that no charges seem to have been filed, despite the fact that the FBI had to intervene to remove her from the plane and question her. We would be rotting in a hole somewhere.


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