President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Transportation Secretary, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has no particular experience in transportation policy or running a large bureaucracy, but he did
stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night propose to his husband at Chicago O’Hare.
Pete Buttigieg: "Travel in my mind is synonymous with growth, with adventure — even love. So much so that I proposed to my husband Chasten in an airport terminal. Don't let anybody tell you that O'Hare isn't romantic." https://t.co/yE4AcCDMuT pic.twitter.com/lrX3S9dhai
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 16, 2020
Then again during the Republican primaries for the 2012 election Texas Governor Rick Perry couldn’t remember that he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy, and didn’t know what the agency actually did before he was appointed to run it, so…
Buttigieg’s husband took to twitter to identify where it was at O’Hare that Mayor Pete proposed, a story that was also in the former South Bend, Indiana Mayor’s memoir.
pg.132 I believe…
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) December 16, 2020
O’Hare has already updated its Twitter account accordingly,
And the airport tweeted out this pun:
Thank you for appreciating all the connections we make possible, @PeteButtigieg. Looking forward to working with you as we continue to make our airport lovable for decades to come. #ORD21 pic.twitter.com/51rQVjf05R
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) December 16, 2020
United Airlines is sucking up to their new regulator as well.
But according to the Transportation Secretary nominee’s memoir he didn’t actually propose in the airport because of any special affinity for travel. His husband was waiting for a flight out of gate B5 when they first connected on a dating app, so proposing against the window behind the airline desk at that gate brought their relationship back to where it started.