What Sets Them Apart is What Sets Them Off
One of the great attributes that sets Americans apart from most of their world kin is what sets them off. Kate got pissed on an Austin, Texas runway and in no time had 18,000 signatures on a petition holding Congress’s feet to the fire to pass a bill of rights for passengers. She wants regulation and by god, she wants it now, before another passenger sits another hour (or ten) on some dumb runway without so much as a Perrier or an apology.
People like Kate Hanni fascinate me. I'm envious of their organizational skills, as well as their willingness to do what most of us merely gripe about. Del Wilber, a Washington Post staff writer kicks off his piece about Kate’s activism with this lead-in;
Just a few months ago, Kate Hanni wasn't thinking much about the woes of air travelers.
The Northern California mother of two was a popular real estate agent, living in a 3,200-square foot home on a golf course, singing in a Motown band and driving a Lotus race car.
Well, there you go—the American dre…