From the “things we learned today” file comes this.
When President Jimmy Carter gets on an airline flight, he shakes everyone’s hand on the flight.
To prove it wasn’t a one-shot deal: It also happened on Sunday.
This revelation sent us scurrying for video. Surely, there’s video.
Like this, from 2009,
“It saves me from having them come up to see me during the flight,” he told the New Yorker in 2006.
Related: 'Watch out, Guinea worm, here comes Jimmy Carter' (NPR).
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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