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Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 03-18-09 09:11 PM Link | Quote
So, President Obama came to southern California today for a two-day trip. There was a town hall style meeting in Costa Mesa (in Orange County) today (listened to it on the radio) and there will be another in Los Angeles tomorrow. He's also going to be appearing on Jay Leno's show, I think it tapes tonight and airs tomorrow night but I need to double check. It will be the first time that a sitting president has made an appearance on a late night show, so I think that will be worth watching no matter what your political affiliation is.

What was neat about today, and the main reason I am making this post, is that I got to see his plane land. I live in Long Beach, which has the largest airport in the area that isn't an international one. Because of this, it is a lot easier to clear out and close down in order for Air Force One to fly in, as opposed to the chaos it would create at LAX or John Wayne Airport (in OC). Read about it in the paper yesterday and I really wanted to see it. Lucky for me, my boyfriend's work is right across the 405 freeway from Long Beach Airport, so a small group of us climbed up on the roof at about 3pm and got to watch the plane come in. His boss got some great shots of it coming in and I actually got to see it touch down on the runway. It doesn't seem like that much, but for me it was important because it was the closest that I will probably ever be to a president or to that plane (which is huge, by the way) and thus I am very excited about it.
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 03-18-09 09:17 PM Link | Quote
That's really cool, Elara! Totally beats the Queen Mary rendezvous.

One of our photographers just got back to the office with the pictures he got of Air Force One and Obama getting deplaned.

As he described the video he made, "The plane pulled up and stopped at the 2-minute mark. Obama got off at the 9-minute mark, and he's gone at the 12-minute mark." All the press was still drooling when he got off the plane, waved to them as he walked passed and was quickly whisked away by the Secret Service.

I wonder if Brandon's dad saw him. He works at the LB Airport.


(Last edited by Rogue on 03-18-09 09:18 PM)
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Since: 08-15-04
From: Philadelphia, P.A.

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Posted on 03-19-09 12:35 PM Link | Quote
Dude...that's like...super awesome.

Slightly off topic, I guess, but I watch Jay Leno like...all the time. And his is the first late nite show to have a sitting president? Can't say Mr. Leno isn't going out with a bang. Pretty cool way to end his current time slot (I know it's not ending like RIGHT now, but soon. )

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 03-20-09 07:05 PM Link | Quote
So I missed seeing the plane take off yesterday because I had to work, which made me sad. I found out where the plane was parked at and it would have been ridiculously easy to get a good spot to see it... but no, I had to work.

Instead I got two calls from my parents. The first one was to say that while they were watching television they suddenly heard this loud roar outside... they went out just in time to see Marine One and escort flying over the house towards the airport from Burbank, where the Tonight Show is filmed. The second call was to tell me that they also got to see Air Force One... as it flew over the backyard. My parents are not in the flightpath normally, but the plane had took off facing west and looped around to head back east and that took it over the house. I at least have the satisfaction of seeing it more up close, but still. Meh.
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