Sgt. Stryker discusses working for Al Gore:
Even though he had lost, Gore wasn’t through with us yet. The weekend before the Inauguration, Gore took two of our C-20’s out to Aspen for one last free vacation. Unfortunately, I was working that weekend, so I had the privelage of standing by the nose of the plane while Gore gave a speech to some people assembled out on the flightline and then took pictures with them. That lasted for the good part of an hour. He and Tipper finally boarded one plane while his staff and some press boarded the other. For the life of me, I can’t remember if I blocked out Gore’s plane or his staff’s bird, although I like to remember it as Gore’s. The plane flashed its lights, I started waving it forward, the engines came up and I turned it out to the taxiway. As I gave the “marshalling complete” sign and saluted, I yelled good riddance to the bastard. Ah, jet noise! You can’t hear a damned thing I’m saying.