Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 629 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7246 times:
I just flew into work this morning at SFO and saw a BA 777 over at Superbay, more towards the AA side. Anyone have any idea what it's doing here? The way it's parked is usually how special charters are for VIP's.
Actually he's meeting with Senior Executives of Rupert Murdoch's News International. His (Murdoch's) support for Blair and New Labour has been wavering just recently with News International's tabloid UK newspaper, the Sun, sometimes being critical recently. So I guess the real reason for visiting the USA at this time was not to see George Bush (who has little influence over Blair's and New Labour's future) and too discuss the Lebanon but to meet with the News International guys who have a strong influence on British voters who, of course, are paying for the cost of that BA 772 at SFO.
Airlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 634 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6796 times:
They are meeting in Pebble Beach in the Monterey area. Interesting that Clinton and Gore (Democratic Party) will be there and not Bush. I thought Murdock's FOX News Network was all about the Republican Party..... 24/7.
I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6590 times:
"Tony Blair, the British Prime Minister, arrived in San Francisco Friday evening as part of a five-day trip to the Golden State. The Tony Blair visit marks the first to California by a serving British leader, according to published reports.
Blair is expected to dine today at the Russian Hill home of former Secretary of State George Shultz. On Sunday, Blair will to join San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in a tour of the Delancey Street Foundation -- the bay area-based drug and substance abuse program.
Blair's visit to California has a little bit of everything:, reports the San Francisco Chronicle, "serious environmental discussions, business meetings, a foreign affairs speech -- and a star-powered, incredibly eclectic gathering of world thinkers, leaders and luminaries in posh Pebble Beach.""
Boysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 873 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6535 times:
Quoting Gkirk (Reply 5): ???!!!???
Cherie Blair earns more than Tony does, thus Tony must be the gold digger
Yes she does, but the issue with Cherie is that she earns extra cash from playing on the fact that she is the wife of the prime minister. Being Mrs Blair, sorry Booth, she appeared at a cancer charity fundraiser in Australia, however it is alleged that the charity paid her a fee to attend on top of expenses (I bet she didn't fly Y class either!).
Quoting 4everRC (Reply 9): SO I should expect to see him being led around on a leash by a big leather daddy in a Bush mask?!?!?!?