KOmmies Speculate About Air Force One Manhattan Flyover
USAF Flew Presidential Plane Low Over NYC--What Were They Thinking?
[That it would make for either an expensive photo-op or a great joyride. I suspect the latter despite the official fairy tale.]
According to the AP, the flight was "part of a government photo opportunity and training mission." The AP further reported,
[AP was reciting the White House fairy tale.]
Of course, the wingnuts are out in force on the WSJ message board and elsewhere, but setting those folks aside (as I gladly do), it still seems just dumb to do something like this, and I would hope that Air Force quickly and effectively offers apologies to the folks in Manhattan and the New Jersey side of the river for this stunt.
[Damn those wingnuts for not blindly swallowing the official fairy tale. And now to hear from the rest of the KOmmies...]
[To distract away from the worse than expected first quarter economic report?]
The FAA has invited President Obama to Ford's Theatre for a special showing of David Mamet's new play, "Look Behind You, Mr. President."
[Is that you, Chuck Schumer? Chuck is laughably placing the blame for this on the FAA.]
This was authorized by the White House Military
[It's Louis Caldera's fault. He picked up the phone and set the whole fiasco in motion all on his own without letting anyone else in the White House know about this. Please believe this official fairy tale!]
Gotta say, this sounds like an Air Force idea that wasn't run up the political flagpole. Demotions will be forthcoming.
[Yeah, let's blame it all on the Air Force. They run Air Force One completely independently of the White House. Blame THEM...and Louis Caldera.]
White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera issued a brief statement saying he was too blame.
[Case closed! Return your brains to their normal state of hibernation.]
Somebody needs to be sacked and pilloried in the public square for this dunderhead maneuver.
[It must be Louis Caldera! He and only he ordered the flyover without a single other soul in the White House knowing the tiniest little bit about it. Blame Louis. Or did he lie for our sins?]
Those morons in the FAA and law enforcement should have said something. Since the USAF had clearance to do this, I think you should rename your diary.
They were not in the wrong.
[Blame everyone except He who lives in the Oval Office.]
However, clearly, the USAF is throwing "New York law enforcement" under the bus by saying they had informed them. Those conversations need to be part of the public record. What did the AF tell NY "law enforcement" and what was the mutual understanding about how this would be communicated to the public? Was NY accorded a say as to whether or how this stunt went down?
[You've just started out on your long path to discovery, Grasshopper. Next you have to ask who REALLY authorized this expensive photo-op or was it a joy ride? I suspect the latter. If so, then ask WHO was aboard the Air Force One for the Lower Manhattan joy ride.]
Sometimes a photo op is just a photo op
[Except when it's REALLY a joy ride.]
If Bush had done this? Half this site would be up in arms calling it "psy-ops."
[And a call for a Congressional investigation, Mr. Kewpie Doll winner.]
this IS psy ops, just not for Obama's sake. Bush may be gone, but there are plenty of his fellow travelers buried deep in the Pentagon.
[Oh, now it's clear who is to blame. BUSH'S FAULT!!!]
If this turns out to be...some sort of saboteur, I'd be surprised. I'm sure the answer is much more benign. Again, this seems most easily attributed to stupidity.
[So are you saying that Louis Caldera is a saboteur because he is the one laughably attributed for setting this whole joyride in motion all on his own.]
What photo op could be so damned important that it's worth scaring the hell out of New Yorkers? It's just plain stoopid.
[How about a photo op that is really a joyride for Obama supporters?]
Where they taking photos of NYC? You can do that with choppers. Were they taking photos of AF1 over NYC? With Hollywood special-effects CGI these days, you can convince people Air Force One was flying over MARS. You didn't need to do this. But the only thing I can think of that might've lessened the impact of this was to have flown a banner plane behind it saying something like "Don't panic, this is not a terrorist attack!"
[Or, like the photo above, "OBAMA 2012."]
Probably Evangelicals in the USAF trying to make Obama look bad.
[Jerry Falwell at the controls? Oops! He's dead so maybe Pat Roberton. Oops! He's Pentecostal. Back to square one.]
A slow flying presidential plane flying low excorted by an f-16 fighter, looking so much like the planes on 9-11? A threat about what could happen, Practice exercise maybe?
I'm in nyc. And everyone here is just awestruck at the stupidity. It caused sheer panic in lower manhattan and many buildings were evacuated.
[Damn that Louis Caldera! He and only he is to blame! Got that? ONLY Louis Caldera is at fault.]
Seen the pix & vid? Looked like a freakin air show to me.
[Looked like a freakin joyride to me.]
I think many people here are just trying to suppress this story because it's embarrassing for our president and his Pentagon. There'd be zero apologists for this debacle had it happened on Bush's watch. ZERO.
[Okay, I'll send you a Kewpie Doll too. You earned it with that brief moment of mental clarity.]
You actually believe this was a "photo op"?
[Actually I'm of the "joyride" belief.]
Wow I didn't think Obama would do that!
[Apparently you didn't get the correct directive. It was Louis Caldera, and ONLY Louis Caldera, who did it.]
Thanks, story still developing. More to come, we shall see.
[And the KOmmies won't be happy campers when the story develops that it wasn't just a photo op and that Louis Caldera, and ONLY Louis Caldera, was solely to blame.]