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January 25, 2006

Qantas' Chairwoman Detained

The head of Qantas Airways said that she was detained at LAX because she was considered a security risk.  Margaret Jackson was held because she had a bunch of aircraft diagrams in her briefcase (makes sense), but the security guard didn't believe that a woman could run an airline.  She's not the most PC person in the world, as she noted:

"And I said, 'I'm the chairman of an airline. I'm the chairman of Qantas'. And this black guy, who was, like, eight foot tall, said, 'But you're a woman'."

This black guy.

She managed to convince the guy that she was not a terrorist (lots of Australian women terrorists out there?) and she was released.

January 25, 2006 | Permalink: Qantas' Chairwoman Detained

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So what IS wrong with "black guy"? Well, he was, wasn't he. Jay Leno says it all the time. I'm not, but I don't really care, but then I live elsewhere...

: stclair at Jan 25, 2006 11:10:06 PM

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