‘Sanity has just landed in DC!’

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TPM Reader JL recounts his unusual flight into DC for the sanity rally:

My girlfriend and I cashed in our miles so we could fly in for the rally. As we boarded our flight from Minneapolis into Reagan, it was largely an older crowd, and we figured we must be the only ones on the flight headed for the rally.

Then, as we were getting settled on the plane, we started hearing whispers from seats behind us, “Are you going to the rally? Are you?”

We found out our neighbor was, a gentleman who was upset he hadn’t been to Woodstock, and wanted to make up for lost time.

As people began to realize the plane was filled with nothing but rally goers, no joke, we all cheered, spontaneously. The flight had much more energy than usual – loads of people chatting about Jon Stewart, politics, etc. It seemed most people on the flight were baby boomers. After all, who else is going to have the time and money to fly themselves in from Minnesota?

When we landed, a woman shouted, “Sanity has just landed in DC!” and we all burst out in cheers and applause.

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