Video: America’s greatest folk hero speaks
posted at 3:47 pm on August 11, 2010 by Allahpundit
He’s like Dale Peterson, minus the Winchester. Plus a whole lot of gay.
“I’ve had that fantasy,” says Sara Keagle, a flight attendant for 18 years. “He lived my fantasy. He is the Thelma and Louise of flight attendants.”…
Tuesday afternoon at Reagan National Airport, flight attendants were walking a little taller, smiling the secret smile of the righteously vindicated.
“Every single one of my friends said, ‘Good for him!’ ” whispered an attendant wearing an American Airlines uniform who, like some others interviewed, declined to give her name, citing airline regulations and fear of losing her job. She has dealt with the cellphone arguments. The passenger bickering. She has pulled out the final threat: Do I need to call the captain? “You put on a smile and you treat them like children,” says the former schoolteacher. Don’t make her turn this plane around…
“He took a stand for not only flight attendants but everyone” who has ever hated a job, says Laurie. “You always hold back. You always bite your tongue. You never actually say it. But he said it! He said it!”
It’s comforting to know that America’s flight attendants now have a patron saint for their simmering, not-a-little-disturbing rage. Note to stewards and stewardesses everywhere: Ease off the “Blue Juice.” Exit quotation: “For 20 years, I thought about it.”