|Indian Ocean (Jan. 3, 2005) – CBS Anchorman Dan Rather and his news crew return to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) after touring the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.|
Now some find this picture of Dan Rather rather ironic especially considering all the flak that President George W. Bush got for landing in a flight suit when landing on the exact same carrier. I also wonder if all VIPs now wear a flight suit? As a crewmember of four different carriers at times I flew on and off via a helo. I only wore my normal uniform along with a flight helmet and life vest. Even the one time I landed via a C1A it was the same routine. Normally this was all I would ever see VIP wear when landing onboard except in the case where someone came onboard via the backseat of a jet.
What seems to have missed the pundits attention is the following picture taken during a speech Dan Rather gives to the crew of the TR.
Of course the sign is also in Times New Roman.