Thursday, January 15, 2009
Meet Sully. Chesley B. Sullenberger, III to be proper, but I believe that in living rooms and sports bars and firehouses alike he's going to be Captain Sully from now until forever. He is the pilot that guided USAir flight 1549 safely to the Hudson River and kept all souls on board alive. Let that sink in. The interviews with passengers and crew will hit the news shows over the next few days, but the people on board that I've heard speak about the accident are grateful and amazed and thankful.
**8:51pm MSNBC reports Captain Sully walked the length of the plane twice before he exited to ensure everyone had evacuated before he left the craft. Can this qualify for an Oscar? Or a Genius Grant? What is the coolest award this man and his crew could receive, because you don't see a lot of that kind of valor in civilian life.
This news took precedence over George W. Bush's final speech/recitation of facts as he wishes them to be. I could only stand 90 seconds of it, but I did catch Chris Matthews fuming after. Nevermind the politics, send a little thank you karma Sully's way.