Airlines Are So Bad They Make Secular Progressives Agree With Bill O'Reilly

Or vice versa. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a great editorial about the current airline crisis, and the bi-partisan backlash:

The fiasco managed to unite liberal California Sen. Barbara Boxer with … Bill O’Reilly.

“I’ve been stuck on the tarmac many times in my travel back and forth to California — sometimes with the weather and traffic, it’s unavoidable,” said Boxer, “but to keep passengers — which usually include infants and the elderly — on a plane for hours in the worst of conditions is unacceptable.”

Boxer and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., announced that they were drafting passenger rights legislation.

And O’Reilly? Apt to accept explanations from the White House, Fox’s mighty mouth drew a line with the airlines.

“The flight crews are the best in the world, accidents are rare. It is management that is abusing people, and the government must step in and force standards of decent behavior on these people,” O’Reilly declared.

It’s cute when they agree, isn’t it? —MEGHANN MARCO

Passengers tired of airlines’ waiting game [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
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