Even though we all knew that the pilot flying the Continental flight that landed in Newark this morning was dead, the crew did not inform the passengers, thank God, and since it wasn’t JetBlue or Virgin they remained happily ignorant of his unfortunate and ill-timed demise. One passenger told the Times that the only thing unusual about the flight was that “some of the staff were very irritated and unpleasant.” Which, you know, is not actually that unusual at all. [CityRoom/NYT]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.