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Newburgh, NY - Sen. Schumer No-Show at JetBlue/Stewart Ceremony

Published on: January 1, 2007 09:00 AM
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Newburgh, NY - JetBlue's first flight brought all local lawmakers to Stewart International Airport, from Orange County Executive Ed Diana to State Sen. Bill Larkin, from Rep. Maurice Hinchey to Rep.-to-be John Hall.
But not the man many credit most with helping make the long-awaited day happen, Sen. Charles Schumer.
Schumer, who's been lobbying JetBlue on Stewart's behalf for years, skipped the big ceremony. But don't worry, though, the never-shy senator was in front of a camera somewhere.
Schumer was in North Greenbush, in Rensselaer County, completing one of the few things that may be dearer to his heart than Stewart: his eighth annual 62-county tour of New York state. And, from there, he sent his message.
"I always knew that Stewart and JetBlue would make a nice couple," he said in an e-mailed statement. "But now we know that they are a match made in heaven."

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 Jan 01, 2007 at 07:58 PM Anonymous Says:

By the Jet Blue ceremony there were 6 cameras whereas the other location for Shumer there was 12 cameras.

So what would you do?

JetBlue shoudl have been smart enough to have one additional camera then the other location and shumer would have been by the JB ceremony.


 Jan 01, 2007 at 06:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe his bicycle got a flat?


 Jan 01, 2007 at 06:40 PM O.Gevald Says:

Making reference to it being like a "wedding", I wonder what else he knows that he had to stay away from the ceremony so that he wouldn't have to answer when asked "Does anyone object or forever hold your peace!".


 Jan 01, 2007 at 04:10 PM Mark Levin is The Great One Says:

leave it to him to show his ugly face someplace on a slow newsday! with a face like that, if i was the delivery doc, i would have smacked him twice!


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