I had to add this after seeing the posting from my bud/guru Dan Nenni on Obama, since I think my story is way better. As we depart the gate at SFO, they tell us we are pulling over to the side to “wait” because of weather in Dallas, (I knew I should have done as I usually do…gone through LAX and wrote this at Chili’s). An hour later, the Pilot announces Obama’s Air Force One has everything shut down for his departure from SFO. Just then, cool as can be, right out my window rolls POTUS. I look on in amazement as AF1approaches the runway and suddenly jumped and said “ S#*^…..I have to get this on camera”…. way too loudly, I might add. Since phones were on because we were sitting in a holding pattern, I fumbled for my phone and scrambled to film this once in a lifetime video. By now AF-I with it’s entourage has turned from the taxi-way onto the active runway. I have seconds…the icons on my phone seem so miniature…AF-1 starts rolling. I hit the camera icon…the camera opens, I point and shoot…and all I get is an empty runway…nothing, nada, missed it all. You don’t want to know the next words I yelled…First class asked me to please act accordingly 😉
So I figured I would alleviate a few hours worth of answering the same question by writing what everyone will ask me in the coming weeks… “How was DAC”? Now I can simply say, “read my darn column”.