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Flying the Friendly Skies With Clinton

William Daroff’s excellent adventure

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Clinton on the shuttle yesterday.(William Daroff)

William Daroff, an FOTM and the Vice President for Public Policy of The Jewish Federations of North America, had a pretty awesome flight yesterday, from the look of his Twitter (via Laura Rozen). He boarded what appears to be the 6 pm National-to-LaGuardia shuttle; secured the foursquare mayoralty (if you don’t know what that means, you’re best left in the dark) of both the National runway and, apparently, of the airspace above National Airport; he then announced to his nearly 4,000 (!) Twitter followers that there is a VIP on his flight; and then, upon landing, once no longer at risk of Tweeting something that would land him in a Secret Service black site in Romania, he revealed: The VIP was Secretary of State Clinton, a.k.a. MOTB (Mother of the Bride), and she was flying up to the City to continue up to Westchester to make arrangements for her daughter’s wedding to the tastefully named Marc Mezvinsky this weekend. (Bonus for Daroff: “we discussed #EU action today strengthening #Iran sanctions.” I’m super-jeal!)

Reported Daroff, “Clinton was accompanied by her mother and a bevy of staff. She read WP, NYT, SkyMall, & the ‘Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Source.’” Plus a book: How To Be The Mother of a Bride Who Has Just Converted to Judaism. Just kidding about that last one! Anyway, Twitter: It’s what’s for dinner.

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I find two things surprising about this:

1) The Sec of State is flying commercial (even for her daughter’s wedding);

2) HRC reads SkyMall magazine on flights.

Nothing written about Daroff above do I find even remotely surprising (cf: http://blog.rabbijason.com/2010/03/our-tweeter-in-washington.html).

Allison Hoffman says:

Rabbi Miller,
Perhaps this golden oldie from our editor, Alana Newhouse, can shed some light on the SkyMall catalog part of the question: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/03/14/travel/escapes/14rituals.html?pagewanted=all

Joseph Addison~ Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

no matter how long or short a run my spibelt is a must have item.

okay, i need to lose at least 6 kg. no sweets and unhealthy stuff, lots of water, stairs exercise. found good video about losing weight yea.

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. – Unknown

i agree, why jesus lets this begin is concerning

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Flying the Friendly Skies With Clinton

William Daroff’s excellent adventure

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