'Hill Force One' Takes Off

Sudden drops in polls make for bumpy rides, 'flight attendant' Clinton warns press
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2008 7:49 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left and Nevada State Assemblyman, Ruben Kihuen, talk with reporters in Las Vegas. Clinton has upgraded her campaign plane from a...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton played flight attendant yesterday as she inaugurated her new campaign jet,   dubbed "Hill Force One." The candidate traded up to a chartered Boeing 737 from a small jet, and had a little fun with the press corps on board. "I am going to switch off the 'Fasten Your Seat Belt' sign. However, I've learned that things can get awfully bumpy," she quipped into the mike.

"In the event of an unexpected drop in poll numbers, this plane will be diverted to New Hampshire," she added. "We are grateful that you chose the plane with the most experienced candidate. Have a great flight."