Stardate 11326.0

Captain's Log: Stardate 11326.0
In 2010-2011, there was a television series based on a Twitter feed and a book called "$#*! My Dad Says" starring William Shatner:



... And in the pilot episode, he said, in one of the greatest sitcom one-liners in recent history, "Son, if is looks like manure and smells like manure, it's either Wolf Blitzer or manure." (link to review)

Well, after yesterday's flight from DC to New York, I've discovered they are one and the same.



So here is what happened -- seen and heard with my own eyes and ears:

At Gate 18 in Ronald Reagan Airport (surprised that Blitzer is even allowed by CNN to set foot inside Ronald Reagan Airport, but that's another story,) Wolf and his wife come up to the service counter and asks the attendant if he is able to use his points to obtain an upgrade to a first class seat.

Before I go any further, let's note the following: 1. He didn't pay for the first class ticket; and 2. It's a 38-minute flight to New York's LaGuardia Airport.

The attendant clicked away at her computer and replied that, yes, there was availability and he could use his points to upgrade if he wants.

So Wolf agrees and then asks, "What about my wife?"

The attendant clicks away again and tells him that, no, there is only one seat available for an upgrade.

And without skipping a beat, and paying no attention to the six other travelers in line behind him hoping for an upgrade, Wolf Blitzer says, "That's ok" and takes the seat in First Class. And, NO, he doesn't give his wife the better seat, but discards her to the back of the plane while he eats snacks, drinks, and reads the newspaper.

Oh. My. God.

So the next time you see a dog walking along the street and he picks a nice spot on the grass to scrunch down as the dog walker readies a plastic bag, just say to yourself, "Look at that dog. He's going to take a Wolf Blitzer".