September 15, 2004


Air rage case sparked by U.S. presidential election (Winnipeg Free Press, 9/15/04)

A retired New York military nurse is in a Winnipeg jail cell after a case of air-rage his lawyer says began with an argument over U.S. politics. Michael Husar, 58, was on his way to Alaska from New York when he got into an argument with a female passenger, John Corona said. "They were talking about the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The woman is a Bush supporter, while my client obviously supports Kerry," he said. The woman complained to a flight attendant that Mr. Husar was repeatedly touching her shoulder and leg, making her uncomfortable. She also claimed he smelled strongly of alcohol. The flight attendant told Mr. Husar to hand over a glass Snapple bottle, which did contain booze but was nearly empty, Mr. Corona said. Mr. Husar allegedly responded by dumping the contents on his seat and yelling obscenities at the Northwest employee. The Boeing 757, which was carrying more than 180 passengers and crew, was diverted to Winnipeg...

That's why they put Ted Kennedy on the no-fly list, isn't it?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 15, 2004 2:52 PM

And you are attempting a Hannityesque correlation here, right?

Posted by: Sue at September 15, 2004 4:41 PM

That 'Kennedy no-fly' comment belongs in the oj Snark Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at September 15, 2004 4:53 PM