- Apr 25, 2009
- Reaction score
- Riverside, County, CA.
- Political Leaning
Say what you will about his politics, or how he controlled things around the timing of the rescue all day long.
Always keep in mind he didn't go on vacation and didn't have to interrupt a golf game to be there to welcome every single Miner as they emerged from their 1/2 mile deep rock tomb.
Number 29 I believe is on the way up and he is still there, greeting each of the lucky, lucky me.
I also want to remind everyone that the man who actually drilled the rescue hole was Jeff Hart an American who came all the way from Afghanistan where he was drilling water wells for the Locals and our troops.
So hats off to Jeff and to all Those in NASA who helped with the psychological well being of the Miners, and helping in the design of the rescue vessel, and nutrition, and over all health of the "MIRACLE MINERS of SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE"
I can't wait for the next Anti-American SOB to go on a blame America tour apologizing for all of the ills in the world.
These men and women need to be Honored by ALL Americans.
I don't see any of them trying to get on TV for what they did and that is what being a great America is all about.
I SALUTE THEM ONE AND ALL. :2usflag:
I don't want to overlook that most of those responsible for the rescue of the "MIRACLE MINERS of SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE" were Chilean . :applaud
Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars - Telegraph
The rescued miners may stand to make a tidy sum from book and newspaper deals, but no-one has profited more from their ordeal than Chile’s president, Sebastian Pinera.
Mr Pinera’s popularity – and chances of re-election – have soared as a result of the triumphant outcome to the mining accident, thanks in no small part to his peerless ability to utilise the media.
Until his election in March, Mr Pinera was the outright owner of Chilevision, a national TV channel, which he sold to Time Warner to avoid a conflict of interest.