Friday, January 16, 2009 at 7:37 AM
Reports are that, in remarkable symmetry, birds flew into both engines of a US Airways flight departing New York’s LaGuardia Airport yesterday, causing them both to blowout immediately. Then, performing an even more remarkable feat, the pilot managed to land the plane on the Hudson River with such ease and in tact that all 155 people on board survived this harrowing experience.
But this is one of those stories where the picture above is worth a thousand words. Therefore, I shall end here by joining the nation in paying homage to the pilot as a bona fide hero:
Meanwhile, it is an indication of how fated President George W. Bush is to be relegated to oblivion that coverage of this incident has preempted all reports on the farewell address he gave to the nation last night….
NOTE: This week, lead counsel for the British Commission of Inquiry into corruption in my homeland of the Turks and Caicos Islands finally had Premier Misick in the hot seat. For my commentary on his interrogation, click here.