Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oops. Sorry.

I think there should be an independent commission set up to investigate why Barack-star signed off on flying the Air Force One backup plane around NYC skyscrapers yesterday. In my book this is domestic torture. Apparently thousands of New Yorkers scrambled to evacuate their offices and fled into the streets. People were shaking and crying and scared. The stock market even went into a decline.

I'm not making this up!

Mayor Bloomberg is furious that he wasn't informed about the "top secret" mission.

Using the smart-aleck tone he's becoming known for:

Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Monday afternoon that he was unaware of the flyover. At his daily press briefing, Mr. Gibbs initially referred questions to the F.A.A. and the Air Force. When told that those government offices were referring questions to the White House, Mr. Gibbs said: “I have no information on this other than what I saw.”

Mr. Gibbs, pressed by reporters, said he had seen news reports of the flyover, but declared: “I was working on other things. You might be surprised to know that I don’t know every movement of Air Force One.” Later, he added that he would look into the matter." (New York Times, April 27)

Barack-star called it a "mistake."

Seriously, this is becoming the Obamateur Hour.

ADDENDUM: In addition to freaking bunches of people out unnecessarily...the photo op of Scare Force One swooping through the Manhattan skyline cost taxpayers more than $328,000.

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