I’d have let the guy sleep, too, and only made light conversation for a few minutes before landing. I’m sure the dude is exhausted all the time. Plus, it looks like it was a red-eye flight and the etiquette for such a thing is to let your fellow passengers sleep. All the same — where were the Senator’s minions? Back in coach?
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