Do you think the RLA deal may have come-up during polite conversation? If any of you remember, Fred had a similar lunch with Bill Clinton just before special language protecting the FedEx Express Carrier exemption was sneaked into the 1997 FAA Bill. Fred is a chameleon, able to work his magic with both parties with his deep pockets. Remember that this is the same man who headed McCains's campaign finance committee and also supported Bush. His money speaks loudly and well.