Yesterday, downtown New York, buildings were evacuated because of a very low flying jet.

In my neighborhood, I saw a huge flotilla of police cars heading downtown.

said a witness

And one woman, who had worked on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, told the Wall Street Journal, “For anybody who had gone through the World Trade Center, this was the most thoughtless, senseless thing they could do to somebody.

Eventually this came from the newswire

“AUTHORIZED FLY-OVER OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY BY AIR FORCE ONE FOR A PHOTO SHOOT. THE PRESIDENT WAS *NOT* ON BOARD.

All righty then…Just a Mishun accompished thinghie then as this headline seems to say

Dept. Of Defense Plan To Scare NYC Totally Succeeds!

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But, wait, the attempt to blame the DOD for it eventually fizzled, because guess who apologized for it?

The White House Military Office director Louis Caldera issued an apology, explaining he approved the mission last week: “I take responsibility for that decision.

A fawning Daily News tries to make the fall on the sword Obama proof

Louis Caldera, the director of the White House military office who sent Air Force One and the fighter jet on an “aerial photo mission,” got slammed by an angry President Obama.

All righty then. Besides, repeats Daily News

Obama was not on the flight.

Got it dude. He was too home doing homework.

The news wire made sure to protest too much first.

Of course, at the time, Gibbs was clueless

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs appeared taken aback as reporters peppered him with questions about the incident.

“I have no information beyond what I saw” on news reports, Gibbs said at his afternoon press conference.

But then the “insider report” was quickly spread to the Obama media

A short time later, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tracked down Caldera and “relayed the President’s displeasure,” sources said.

“The President was furious,” a White House insider said.

Almost reminds me of the times of the Valerie Plame “leak” when THAT guy was furious

george_bush_toys.jpg picture by Robbedvoter

Me, I still thinkĀ  that cool flight of the cool AF-1 Seems like a very…hip idea . He loved the AF-1 perk so much, he ordered a mock-up built for his speech at the Denver Temple

Obama

Here’s the logo:

Presidential image: A full-scale replica of Air Force One fuselage arrives at Invesco Field before Mr Obama speaks

I am also old enough to remember that about the same point in the Clinton presidency, the media fabricated a story about the Presidential plane stopping on the tarmac, delaying other flights for an expensive haircut. The ourage was as endless as the story was false, and yet Clinton’s approval at the time was 55 vs Obama’s 56.

Update

Obama: I won’t do it again

Okey dokey Mr “better judgment”

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