There are stories that are too perfect for bloggers and then there’s the University of Dayton basketball team flying on Hillary Clinton’s losing Boeing 737 to Alabama for today’s game against the Tide. So now we have Hillary’s plane sitting at Tuscaloosa’s airport waiting for the return flight to Dayton International.
Hey, the plane wasn’t busy so you might as well put it to use.
UD does not get to choose what planes it charters and had no idea it was flying on Clinton’s plane until showed up at the airport. A spokesman said UD goes through a charter broker, and it’s all about what aircraft are available from approved companies.
UD informs the charter broker how many people it has on a trip. UD has flown on the planes of professional sports teams before, but this is the first time it has flown on a plane branded by a political campaign.
I can’t stop thinking of a Hillary Clinton plane sitting at an Alabama airport. The absurdity of it all. I can’t stop thinking about how she lost in Alabama by a 63% to 35% margin. How that plane, to my knowledge, never touched down in Alabama during the election cycle. How the Flyers are going to get Crying Jordan’d if they lose today.
— Larry Hansgen (@larryhansgen) November 14, 2016