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The Washington Post Insists Buttigieg Is Right: Airports Are Romantic

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be secretary of transportation, reacts to his nomination during a news conference in Wilmington, Del., December 16, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

The Washington Post op-ed page chose to run a column by Lisa Bonos — who writes about dating and relationships for the newspaper’s features department — declaring, “Pete Buttigieg is right. Airports are romantic.”

Maybe you find airports romantic, maybe you don’t. If you’re with the person you love, just about any place on earth can be romantic, even the Department of Motor Vehicles. Most of the time, airports are crowded, stressful, annoying, with a cacophony of announcements, and you always seem to end up behind somebody attempting to litigate a hostile takeover of United Airlines through the gate agent because

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