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Speaker Tablecloth Goofs Again

Bit rambled [1] earlier:

Donna writes me yesterday;

Nancy Pelosi [1]Pelosi said one of her favorite moments from Inauguration Day was when Marine One lifted off the Capitol grounds, signifying former President George W. Bush’s exit from Washington [2]. “It felt like a 10-pound anvil was lifted off my head,” she said.First of all, from what little I know, anvils weigh in the hundreds of pounds – not “10 pounds”.


Bit, I just don’t know how you are going to break this to Donna, but the Speaker in a Tablecloth (pictured) is wrong, yet again.   No aircraft with the call sign Marine One took of the afternoon of January 20 carrying our forty-third president.     The  call sign Air Force/Marine/Executive One does not refer any particular aircraft    In the case of call sign Marine One, it refers to any Marine Corps aircraft with the Presidnet of the United States on Board.    When Forty-Three flow a Navy jet to the famous “Mission Accomplised” carrier, the bird’s callsign was Navy One.  So unless the one had accompanied Forty-Three, the Marine  Corps aircraft could not have used the call sign Marine One.

Not that any of this makes any difference, but I feel like snarking on Mrs. Pelosi today.   Then I feel like tha everday.