"Who the Hell is Herb Kelleher?"
Coats and Kelleher were in front of the horseshoe last week -- then, again, at Love Field, where the new street sign was debuted in front of an audience that included Mayor Dwaine Caraway. Southwest's chief chain-smoker took the podium on both occasions, as did Coats, to say a few words about "this very sweet occasion" and "sublime honor." Kelleher's stand-up routine follows. Says he: "I am realistic enough to know Herb Kelleher Way does not make me immortal. The next generation driving into Love Field will probably ask, 'Who the hell is Herb Kelleher?' But I passionately thank the Dallas City Council for at least provoking the question."