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Flying the Friendly Skies With Clinton

William Daroff’s excellent adventure

by
Marc Tracy
July 27, 2010
Clinton on the shuttle yesterday.(William Daroff)

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.

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.

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