Fri, May 01, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"I would tell members of my family — and I have
— I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places
now... It’s not that it’s going to Mexico.
It’s [that] you’re in a confined aircraft. When one
person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft.
That’s me... So, from my perspective, what it relates to is
mitigation. If you’re out in the middle of a field when
someone sneezes, that’s one thing. If you’re in a
closed aircraft or closed container or closed car or closed
classroom, it’s a different thing."
Source: Yes, that's the Vice President of
the United States, Joe Biden, creating more issues for the aviation
industry with some off the cuff remarks about air travel and swine
flu risks... which were quickly followed by the usual retractions,
apologies and revionist explanations...
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