Just heard the wife of the heroic pilot of US Air flight 1549 reflecting on her husband’s achievement. She noted that Sullenberger always had "a deep love" and appreciation for the "art" of the aircraft. And as reports continue to pour in noting the details of his resume and accomplishments, there is much to testify to the veracity of his wife’s statement. In other words, this is a man who utterly loves and is a master of the thing that he does. There may have been some element of luck involved in that incident yesterday . . . but for my part, I think the luck was in the fact that he happened to be flying the plane.
Bush still has a couple of days to exploit this event for all it's worth - perhaps a War on Geese could be declared and he could try to hand it over to Obama?
As impressive as that pilot is and was, surely there was also a lot of luck in the fact that he had a smooth body of water to splash-land into, rather than having no choice other than a populated region or rough terrain, in which case all of the skills in the world could have done little to duplicate the wonderful outcome of this incident.