Skip to comments.Fisk Univ. president escorted off flight
Posted on 07/23/2004 7:19:49 PM PDT by traumer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fisk University's new president, Clinton administration Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary, was escorted off a flight and questioned by the FBI after she became abusive and tried to get into the cockpit while the plane was delayed on the tarmac, authorities said.
O'Leary said she simply wanted to get off the plane.
"I regret the unfortunate misunderstanding that occurred," she said in a statement. "The situation was resolved. At no time was I rude or disrespectful to anyone."
The United Airlines crew told police that O'Leary was "getting loud and abusive" after the flight was diverted to Richmond, Va., because of storms Thursday night, said Cpl. Frank Donkle of the Richmond International Airport Police.
A flight attendant restrained O'Leary when she tried to get into the cockpit, Donkle said, and she was escorted off the Nashville-to-Washington flight and questioned by the FBI.
Airport spokesman Troy Bell said he was not aware of any charges filed.
O'Leary, 67, became president of Fisk, in Nashville, earlier this month.
LOL ...all the EX Clinton sycophants regret something....
Terry McAuliffe said the timing of this revelation was suspicious...
Did they check her to see if anything was stolen from the airplane?
They're never jerks, are they? It's always an unfortunate misunderstanding or a mistake.
Wasn't Hazel the junket Queen? Seems I I recall she racked up a zillion or so miles of free around-the-world travel and spent like 15 minutes in the office her entire time as a Clinton apologist. Gotta give Clinton credit, he sure had a talent for knowing a loser when he saw one, (and putting them in a position of power.) Not sure which was the most unqualified of his dorks, but it had to be either Ron Brown, the bouncer who stole the FBI files or Hazel the Junket Queen.
Hang these mandarin leftist SOBs by the thumbs.
>>A flight attendant restrained O'Leary when she tried to get into the cockpit, Donkle said, and she was escorted off the Nashville-to-Washington flight and questioned by the FBI.<<
She tried to get into the cockpit, and was restrained...anyone else would be arrested and charged. Slam dunk.
Two sets of laws, one for people and one for royalty. It is wrong.
Hazel O'Leary, 14th President of Fisk University Nashville - July 13, 2004 - Fisk University announced today the appointment of Hazel R. O'Leary as its new president effective immediately. OLeary replaces Interim President Dr. Charles R. Fuget.
They may be announcing her retirement soon. Libs usually get a pass, but colleges don't like this kind of publicity.
Maybe it was one of those turboprop puddle jumpers and she overheard James Carville had assisted the mechanics to inspect the propeller nuts.
Hazel O'Leary was FBI target: Freeh urged Reno to name independent counsel over bribe By Paul Sperry © 2000 WorldNetDaily.com
WASHINGTON -- When Attorney General Janet Reno dropped her investigation of former Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary for allegedly taking a bribe, she did so over the advice of her FBI chief, a long-secret memo reveals.
Fisk? She's tailor-made for them.
Interesting subject. Since the plane had not taken off yet, and she requested to get off, if the crew refused, would that not be considered kidnapping? Your views please.
Wasn't she Al Gore's "chief of staff" when he started putting together a cabinet?
You hit this one on the head. However you left Reno, Gorelick and Elders off the list. Shalala could make the cut also. Though lower on the power list, don't forget Barney Fag's sister Ann Lewis, his "wind her up and toss her in front of the camera" syncophant during Monicagate. Makes you wonder how many were Hillary's picks and not The Sink Emperors. And she wants to be President?
You can't be serious.
Maybe just a bad day....
Autocorrected by DNCSPIN.
Probably just an honest mistake....
I can see it :
"do you know who I AM!!!??"
FAM: yeah, the broad about to get byotch slapped
Can't believe the stupid cow thought she could just barge into the cockpit, lol! Even before 9/11, that'd raise eyebrows. Sheesh.
Unfortunate misunderstanding? That sounds like it's from the same lexicon as "sloppy mistake."
As usual, libs think a different set of rules applies to them. (And the fact that Hazel wasn't jailed and charged---she was "escorted" and "questioned"--shows that different rules DO apply to them.)
"is that a state secret in your pocket, Mr. Berger, or are you just glad to see me?"
Geeeeez. Have they all the Clintonistas gone off their meds recently?
DNC Code word for illegal....
Very sad, but very true. Ticks me off. Sky marshals ought to have shoot to kill orders for anyone trying to force his way into a cockpit. Just retrofit the bulkhead and cockpit doors to absorb the shots.
I agree and I don't like it one bit.
Well, she got what she wanted, which is apparntly to get off the plane that was getting diverted. Sounds pretty crafty to me.
Mr. Speaker, it was in 1993 and 1994, when Hazel O'Leary was appointed to be the Secretary of Energy by President Bill Clinton, that she overturned the color-coded ID system used in our Department of Energy labs because she thought it was discriminatory. It was based upon the color of the chain and the ID that you wore around your neck, only allowing one access to certain parts of our laboratories. It was the way that we kept people from illegally accessing information that they did not have the proper clearance for. So what happened, Mr. Speaker, was that the Clinton administration did away with that identification process which made it almost impossible for the lab directors and others to know whether or not a person was in a correct area of a lab, gathering information and data that they should not have had.
Now, Mr. Speaker, if that was a good decision, which maybe the President would say was the case, why then did this administration 2 weeks ago move to reinstate the policy that Hazel O'Leary did away with? If the color-coded ID system was not necessary, why did they all of a sudden 2 weeks ago tell the labs, "You're now going to put back into place a color-coded ID system at a tremendous cost to taxpayers. That was under this administration, Mr. Speaker.
It was this administration and Hazel O'Leary who decided to put a hold on FBI background checks in at least two of our labs; checks which had been the norm under previous administrations, before people could gain access to our labs, had to be done so that we could determine whether or not those people were spies or whether or not they were appropriately entitled to have access to classified information. This allowed scores of people to get access to our labs, not just Chinese or Asian nationals but a whole host of people who were not being required to have FBI background checks.
She's a Democrat. A liberal. She worked for Sick Willy for crying out loud!
What's your name, boy? Who do you think you are questioning a Clintonista?
Just one more reason that Gorelick Memo was vital to the BHillary Clinton administration.
Los Alamos security scandal in the news lately had me wondering where that silly/treasonous woman had "fetched up".
Being a rational human being, I just assumed she would keep a very low profile for the rest of her life - but no, she's a clintonista so of course, she lands something cushy like a university presidency. Is there no justice?
Hazel O'Leary gone kooky (kookier) bump- storming a cockpit!
JANUARY 5, 1996 : (TRANSCRIPT CONCERNING O'LEARY)
REP. RICHARD ZIMMER, (R) New Jersey: (January 5, 1996) There are hundreds of thousands of dollars that are completely unaccounted for of the expenditures that she made in her trips overseas. She spent more days out of the country than in the country--Vienna, three times to beautiful Vienna, one time with an entourage so large that a diplomat from the United States wired back to the State Department that the size of her entourage exceeded critical thermonuclear mass. Moscow--four times. London, Brussels, Florence, Hong Kong, Prague, Costa Rica, the Ivory Coast. Mr. Speaker, it is time for Hazel O'Leary to go.
MARGARET WARNER: Congressional opponents criticized her penchant for first class flights, five-star hotels, and occasional chartered airplanes, including the MGM Grand plane once used by rock star Madonna. O'Leary responded by saying she often pays the cost of these upgrades, herself.
Two weeks ago, the Energy Department's inspector general issued a report on O'Leary's travel--a 182-page analysis compiled at O'Leary's request documented the cost of her sixteen foreign trips, including the four trade missions to India, Pakistan, China, and South Africa. The inspector general found that the 16 foreign trips cost taxpayers more than $4.5 million. The four trade missions alone cost $3.4 million. The breakdown of taxpayer-funded costs included the following: about $600,000 for her trip to South Africa, which included O'Leary and 63 staffers, close to $700,000 for her trip to India, which included nearly $500,000 for a chartered plane, and $53,800 for telephone costs alone during her 12-day trip to China. The IG also said Energy Department staffers may have committed criminal violations on a couple of these trips by spending money that had not yet been authorized to be spent.
---"CONGRESSIONAL LIGHTENING ROD," JUNE 13, 1996 TRANSCRIPT, NewsHour, PBS, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/fedagencies/hazel_6-13a.html
Thanks for the ping!
We all knew that she was nuts when she was working for Bill Clinton. This just proves that most everything that we have said about the Clintons are proving to be true.
It's hell when you used to "be somebody" and could abuse your authority.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.