The Emergency Landing of Flight 1549 – A Metaphor for the United States?

Taken from ABC Local News Website

Taken from ABC Local News Website

I immediately thought last evening that the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 is a metaphor for the United States and Obama is the pilot. Can he safely land with two engines out- our economy in shambles and our dubious reputation abroad? Well of course after doing a search for this metaphor, it has also come to the minds of many. Here are some bloglinks to these metaphors:

What do you think?

3 responses to “The Emergency Landing of Flight 1549 – A Metaphor for the United States?

  1. How nice to find myself in such a lovely spot. Your work is provacative, evocative and crisp. I hope we have another meeting of the minds quite soon.
    T

  2. Hey Tricia- Great blog you have!

  3. I think we may as well take it as a hopeful metaphor or “sign.” Why not? I haven’t been hopeful about these things in a long, long time, and I’m ready to try again. Obama doesn’t have the experience of the pilot, though, and I hope he uses the experiences of others in his journey, and ours.