CHICAGO---In a newly painted 757--with the Obama sunrise logo on the tail and "Change we can believe in" painted on the sides--the Middle East and Europe bound Obama campaign press plane was poised to lift off Sunday evening from Midway Airport to meet up with presumptive presidential Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) after he finishes visits to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.Howie P.S.: More airplane photos here (if you need them). Rachel Sklar (Huffington Post) has this comment on the passenger list:
The Obama overseas tour takes him to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England.
Dinner entrees are a choice of beef medallions, baked tilapia or eggplant parmesan.
Forty journalists, including such leading correspondents as Dan Balz of The Washington Post, will be aboard his plane for next week's swing through Jordan, Israel, Germany, France and England.
The campaign received 200 requests for press seats on the plane.
Among those for whom there was no room was Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent of The New Yorker.