February 23rd, 2009
07:04 PM ET
9 years ago

Sullenberger to attend Obama prime time speech Tuesday

Sullenberger was also an invited guest at Obama's inauguration.

Sullenberger was also an invited guest at Obama's inauguration.

(CNN) - Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger will be a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s at President Obama's address to the Congress tomorrow night, her office said Monday.

Filed under: Nancy Pelosi • President Obama
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    SO? I won't be there. REPORT THAT!

    February 23, 2009 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  2. Mari

    That's nice. Captain Sullenberg deserves this honor.

    February 23, 2009 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  3. Ula Nejad Sacramento, Ca

    You landed safely the first time around. If your spouse had anything to fear this would be it.

    February 23, 2009 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  4. Bipartisan

    He's even more popular than Obama. How about it? Sully 2012?

    February 23, 2009 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Griff............... on The Truth...

    You saved a Plane. Why waste it on a failure? Barack Obama used you, just like dozens of others. He was Elected because he was Black, You?

    February 23, 2009 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. person

    we are going a little overboard with this story.

    February 23, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. Fan of Common Sense

    Captain Sullenberger is obviously a terrrific pilot and he is probably a good man, but I do not understand why this guy is considered a hero. A hero is someone who goes above and beyond and does something he or she is not required to do, with little or no regard for his or her own self-interest or well-being. Captain Sullenberger did not do anything on that day that he did not HAVE to do. It was the only course of action. The plane had no lift. The man is NOT a hero....just a very calm, well-trained pilot. We need to start using the word "hero" more sparingly.

    February 23, 2009 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. Good

    I like him. He's cool like President Obama.

    February 23, 2009 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  9. arithmetic is liberal

    Griff you sure are smart.

    Of course Obama got elected because he was Black! After all, look at all those other presidents who got elected before him. Clinton, Bush, Bush, Reagan, they were all... black... too, right?


    February 23, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  10. Griff............... on The Truth...

    You don't like my comments CNN... Ok. But you will still go down with your Hero. Suckers. You know so little CNN. I tried. When will CNN. When will America? This Planet is so Small. Yet you still live in the 15th Century...

    February 23, 2009 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  11. NoLeftTurn

    @Bipartisan... I agree.

    February 23, 2009 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  12. Randy

    Thumbs up to this pilot this guy can fly me any where is wants.

    February 23, 2009 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  13. TrueIndependent

    @ Griff -, 721: Here you rear your deformed negative I.Q head again. What did you say your main achievement in life was again, If Any?:

    February 23, 2009 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Joe the Plumber

    No no, Joe the Plumber in 2012.

    Come on guys, I'm still alive!

    February 23, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  15. Jkay - KCMO

    Griff.................get a grip. Something tells me your heart is very sad. Sorry!!

    February 23, 2009 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. S Callahan

    ...and his co pilot?

    February 23, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  17. ed fl

    It will be a pleasure to have someone speak who CAN speak and explainin a manner all can undersatnd [Except the Hateful GOP politicians along the BIBLE BELT] Never saw such a group of hateful people who take advantage of their constituency to preach and enact hate for folks of lesser means and less fortunate then the policticos themselves. They could not get elected in a more diverse,knowledgeable population . the underdog is the meals for these right wing hateful politicians. DEMS from Senator shelby's state forgot that this sleaze bag ran and took democrat money to get elected and when he got to DC he changed parties and has been a disgrace since.

    February 23, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  18. Otto

    The only place the Republicans are going is down. Not even heaven can help them. They can't seem to learn from the lessons of the past eight years. Time has change and most Americans are tired of your arrogance, bitterness and your evil so-called Christian values that are so far from Christianity that the Hubble telescope can't find it it a million years. Go figure!

    February 23, 2009 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  19. Cjaneg

    Well at least a real hero backs our President .... Congrats Sully

    To Griff ....Obama was elected because he was the best man for the job, smart and what we need now,,,,Black ? golly I did not even notice that!

    February 23, 2009 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  20. Danah, IL

    They are both American heroes.

    February 23, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  21. america first

    A real American Hero.

    February 23, 2009 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  22. Felicia

    The main thing griff is that he was elected. That was the key

    February 23, 2009 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  23. Larry of Massachusetts

    Sully, you'd be better off flying into another flock of geese rather than associate with nancy pelosi

    February 23, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  24. Gerry in Va. for Obama.

    Griff... The sad truth is, you are a very hateful person besides being a hard hearted, die hard republican and IF your from the United States, you are unamerican. You need to have some counciling on anger management dude..

    February 23, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  25. Dianne

    Nice choice, that is a wonderful story.

    February 23, 2009 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
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