Far be it for me to steal anyone's thunder but the fact that Jon Ostrower aka FlightBlogger scooped the world's media in Barack Obama's Vice Presidnetial pick seems to have gone relatively unappreciated.
According to Jon, his tip on the flight was picked up by a well known US political blogger and then CNN and FOX mentioned the flight (but not FlightBlogger) on air.
Unfortunately the blogger in question failed link to FlightBlogger directly (bad form!), but a FB twitter caused a 2000 page view jump in traffic in about an hour on Friday afternoon well BEFORE the VP news broke.
As Jon says - planes and politics go nicely together.