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Those officials being VP Joe Biden and Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he's thinking, said Thursday that New York's LaGuardia Airport feels like "it's in some third world country."
"If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said 'where do you think you are,' they'd say, 'this must be America, it's a modern airport,'" Biden said during a speech on infrastructure in Philadelphia.
"But if I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, 'I must be in some third world country.' I'm not joking," he added as the audience broke out in laughter.
Hell to the yes! LaGuardia is a pit. Newark and JFK are only marginally better. Why? No competition. The Port Authority runs all 3 (along with Atlantic City Airport and Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY). So there's no incentive for any of our airports to woo travelers because they'd just be competing with themselves.
What do you get when you have a captive audience at the mercy of a monopolistic bureaucracy? A level of mediocrity that would make Bangladesh blush. I've seen South American bus stations with better ambience than Newark's Terminal B. And although it's been a few years since I've had to trudge through LaGuardia or JFK I can't imagine they've aged gracefully.
Adding to Joe's crediblity on this one — he rides Amtrak, so presumably he's seen the hellhole that is Newark Penn Station. If he thinks LaGuardia is worse than that, yikes.
Then we have Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, heard on tape saying, "Fuck the EU."
Yeah baby! A bigger bunch of whiny self-important pretentious overbearing nanny-state bureaucrats can't be found. (Except perhaps at the EPA…)
Nuland's criticism of the EU comes in the context of praising United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for picking an envoy to deal with the political crisis.
Nuland argues that the U.N. envoy will "help glue this thing and to have the U.N. glue it. And you know, f--k the EU," she adds.
"Exactly," Pyatt can be heard replying. "And I think we got to do something to make it stick together, because you can be sure that if it does start to gain altitude the Russians will be working behind the scenes to torpedo it."
So she's one for two. Because Ban Ki-moon and the Useless Nations aren't measurably different from the Bozos in Brussels.
But hey, any day where I can agree with something an Obamunist says? Either
I'm getting soft, or these guys are finally finding a clue.
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