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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-31-07 12:41 AM
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69. Some rude Congress critters do sit in the cockpit
Edited on Fri Aug-31-07 12:50 AM by BrotherBuzz
This is an account I heard Charlie Brown tell of his son meeting John Doolittle (CA4) in Iraq. Oh, Charlie Brown challenged Doolittle in the last race, and will beat the snot out of Doolittle next time.

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My son has had three rotations in Iraq, in Feb, Doolittle went over to visit the troops, check on what they needed, and get some good PR since it was the middle of the lobbying scandal.

Congressional delegation which included Doolittle, Harris and Shay got helicoptered from the Green Zone out to Baghdad airport, streets are OK for our troops but not congressmen/women.
Harris and Shay climbed on the C130 asking if anyone was from Florida or Connecticut, what did they need, etc. Doolittle just asked if he could sit in the cockpit C130 is a cargo plane, not real comfortable, but there is a spare seat in the cockpit that is better than being in the back.

Crew couldnt really say no, so Doolittle came up, sat down, said hi to the aircraft commander, ignored the copilot, navigator, flight engineer, load master. An hour later the plane landed at Talafar. As Doolittle got off the plane, the aircraft commander gave Doolittle a message from the copilot Congressman Doolittle, Charlie Brown and his son hope you had a nice flight

Doolittle sat about 18 inches from my son for over an hour. Didnt ask him his name, where he was from, what rotation he was on (his third tour in Iraq), what he needed - totally ignored him - guess a copilot isnt important enough to talk to.

The whole crew knew who Doolittle was, that I was running against him. Jeffs crew has contributed to the campaign. They couldnt belief how Doolittle ignored them all
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