Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Haitian orphans rescued

When Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell heard about a group of Haitian orphans in dire straits he chartered a plane and flew unannounced into Port au Prince. For six hours he cajoled and bullied Haitian officials, eventually convincing them to allow the children to depart. At this point Rendell was confronted with a huge problem: his chartered plane had been ordered out of the congested Port au Prince airport. The U.S. Air Force told Rendell a C-17 flying back to the states would drop the 50 plus orphans in Orlando. Mission accomplished.


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