By Brian Williams, Anchor and managing editor
So President Bush went to the Department of Transportation today (home of the FAA, among other things) and joked that he hasn't "waited for an airplane … or had (his) bags lost …" over the last 8 years. He said this to much laughter.
His remarks won't endear him to the road warriors who fly for a living, and wait on runways and deal with cancelled and overcrowded flights. As someone pointed out today: It's not as if he'll ever get a sense of how bad it is out there, either -- as our former presidents fly mostly by private aircraft after their time in office is over. What are the chances he'll ever have his belongings spread out across a table by the TSA?
I didn't think so.
Anyway, here's a transcript of his remarks.
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