During my dot com days, I was taking the commuter flight from NYC to DC where we were headed to meet with AOL I think. As we waited in the lobby, Eric Idle (Python) was there signing autographs and looking very rushed to do something. As I boarded my plane…I saw a small man sit down in front of me. That man was Cap Weinberger. I didn’t say anything to him that day. I wish I would have. He was a very impressive figure. His knowledge, understanding, and clarity on global politics and the economy preceded him and I really didn’t want to ruin our "encounter" by bringing up something that I knew nothing about.
I’ve never forgotten that experience…because shortly after that "non-meeting" with Cap…I boarded American Flight 77 that a mere month later would slam into the Pentagon.
Karlgaard on Cap Karlgaard on Cap Weinberger