When a president is on your flight

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).

  • KTN

    How awesome would that be – no matter which President or which party.

    • Robert Moffitt

      Who is this clown? I never heard of him…

      • Jimmy Carter? He was the 39th President of the Unites States of America.


        • Robert Moffitt


        • Jerry

          “He’s history’s greatest monster”

      • His name is Hannibal Buress and he’s probably my favorite active stand-up comic who isn’t named Louis C.K. I’d recommend checking out his three albums, starting with his most recent.

        Also, he was on Wits with Open Mike Eagle!

        • You’d think they’d have met each other when they were both building Habitat houses, volunteering in Haiti, or helping feed the homeless.

          But, yeah, I can see why you wouldn’t want to shake hands with a guy like that if it’s going to make you two minutes late to your next stand-up comedy gig.

          • Jerry

            Yeah, I hate it too when comedians tell harmless amusing anecdotes about well-known public figures on late-night talk shows.

  • Jeff

    Paul Wellstone used to do that too.

  • Sasha Aslanian

    We saw Ralph Nader on a flight once. My dad grabbed the closest piece of paper–my Ranger Rick magazine–and asked him to autograph it. Nader refused.

    • Robert Moffitt

      Nader is a jerk at any speed.

  • Gary F

    Think he’d shake Ben Netanyahu’s hand and great him with a smile?

    • Robert Moffitt

      Why not? He’s no Begin, but then again, who is these days?