remcor wrote:One thing I would disagree with is that there is no evidence. There is not complete evidence but there is evidence. There’s the tape and there’s the important fact that only 2-3 days after the incident she is “no longer working at the FAA”.
I agree that there should be strong caveats on speculation, but this thread initially was sure that she had suffered a stroke or a medical emergency. That is also speculation.
So if we’re going to speculate on a medical problem I think it’s also entirely reasonable to speculate that it was misconduct. And weighing the evidence, I would say there’s more evidence (though not at all conclusive) that this was due to misconduct. That evidence, namely, is the fact that she was either terminated or resigned 2 days after the incident - this does not make sense to me if one suffered a severe medical issue.
Alcoholism is a medical condition. Medical personnel responded to this incident. Can it be both misconduct and medical? Sure...I’d call it that. If you know anyone who knows anyone who works LAS (and I think it was posted here plenty), the info you will hear is that she was hammered, and it wasn’t her first run in with alcohol issues. Now if someone can just get the FAA to admit it....that’d be good. But the FAA doesn’t want that because it looks pretty bad. I’m sure a few FOIA requests might help, but where it crosses the medical line, some of that information may be protected. The swift resignation may make it easier to sweep under the rug.