Monday, April 27, 2009

Photo Op for Air Force One Goes Wrong

People freaked. And who can blame them?

“The flight of a VC-25 aircraft and F-16 fighters this morning was authorized by the F.A.A. for the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it but to direct any inquiries to the F.A.A. Air Traffic Security Coordinator,” the Police Department said in a statement.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is "furious" over a Department of Defense low-altitude flyover of NYC in the area around Ground Zero this morning, calling it "ill-conceived" and a "waste of taxpayers' money."

Welcome to Obamanation Mr. Mayor, where ill conceived ideas and wasting taxpayer money is a way of governing.

No worries though. To make sure no one blames Obama, a white house official says Obama was "furious" too!

Soon they found their scapegoat:

On Monday afternoon, the Director of the White House Military Office, Louis Caldera, released a statement saying, "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."

Imagine for a moment if Bush had done this.