Jill Stein flies to wrong city for campaign rally
At last, we have confirmation that Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein is a joke. Her campaign achievements now include confusing Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.
Now, it is true that they both begin with “C,” and it gets even more confusing because there is yet another big city in Ohio that begins with a “C”: Cleveland. You may have heard of it, as the Republicans had their convention there.
And Ohioans just love people not able to keep straight the names of their three largest cities. (A digression: the three cities are very different in character, and not particularly accustomed to regarding themselves as interchangeable.)
Dr. Stein dismisses the use of private jets as the realm of billionaires, so she flies commercial – which means she stood in line to check in and boarded a flight for Cincy blissfully unaware that a crowd was gathering in Columbus to hear her.
The Columbus Dispatch reports:
A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to Columbus.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein instead ended up in Cincinnati after a campaign staffer mistakenly booked her flight to the wrong “C” city in Ohio.
Stein’s scheduled noon speech at Capital University in Bexley instead came at 2:35 p.m. after she jumped into a car to be driven up I-71 to the correct spot.
“A little scheduling error,” Stein said. “I wish we had the resources of the other candidates. We’re the only candidate who operates like the American people.”
Stein’s shoestring campaign relies on commercial flights rather than the private jets used by the major party candidates who she denounced as “corrupt servants of the billionaire class.”
As a matter of fact, Greater Cincinnati Airport is in Kentucky, so Stein landed in the wrong state, too.
Somehow, she managed to make it up I-71 to Columbus in two hours. I hope she had a police escort, because I don’t think you can do that at legal speeds.
Sorry, ladies, but the two female nominees for president this time around have failed the competence test.