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Air Force One over NYC

jonjuan

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Tanker Clown, did you authorize this?
 

Colonel Savage

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Please don't encourage him.
 

BeachBummer

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Well that was not a good publicity act! NYC mayor is P O'd!

This was obviously GW Bush's fault. Way to go leave office for 101 short days and start scaring the people of NYC out of the buildings again. GOSH
 

Bringupthebird

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Dumping needless CO2 into the air over NYC just for a photo doesn't sound very green to me.

Maybe Obama's more of an olive - green on the outside, red on the inside.
 

ImbracableCrunk

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Some of you guys crack me up!

Rescued sailor = "Obama had nothing to do with it."

Botched photo shoot = "Obama was flying the plane."

I don't care if you're "Red" or "Blue" - just don't be a hypocrite.
 

shagadelic

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Two officials told CNN the White House Military Office was trying to update its file photos of Air Force One. The officials said the president was angry when he learned Monday afternoon about the flight, which sparked fear in the New York-New Jersey area.

"The president was furious about it," one of the officials said. The incident outraged many New Yorkers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg. iReport.com: Share your photos, video and reaction to low-flying 747

"First thing is, I'm annoyed -- furious is a better word -- that I wasn't told," he said, calling the aviation administration's decision to withhold details about the flight "ridiculous" and "poor judgment."

"Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo op right around the site of the World Trade Center defies the imagination," he said. "Had we known, I would have asked them not to.
 

ron burgundy

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Two officials told CNN the White House Military Office was trying to update its file photos of Air Force One. The officials said the president was angry when he learned Monday afternoon about the flight, which sparked fear in the New York-New Jersey area.

"The president was furious about it," one of the officials said. The incident outraged many New Yorkers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg. iReport.com: Share your photos, video and reaction to low-flying 747

"First thing is, I'm annoyed -- furious is a better word -- that I wasn't told," he said, calling the aviation administration's decision to withhold details about the flight "ridiculous" and "poor judgment."

"Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo op right around the site of the World Trade Center defies the imagination," he said. "Had we known, I would have asked them not to.

You are the President of the United States! You don't ask, you TELL them not to!
 

Ralph Cramden

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The only boo-boo was trying to keep a blue & white 747 with fighter escort a "secret". Who are they trying to keep it a secret from? Didn't think this would scare the sheeple if you just sprung it on 'em?

If they had waited till July 4th, publicized it all over the place and had the Thunderbirds doing the escort and photo shoot it would have been greeted with cheering throngs lining the shore line.

Somebody in the military office was still operating under the old everything is a secret doctrine. Guess they hadn't figured out the tide had changed...
 

enigma

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I don't care for Obama or his socialist/statist policies, but I can't blame him for this one. I really doubt that Obama had any idea that this was to take place.

The comment about it being bush's fault was funny:)

PS, let us all hope and pray that he isn't trying to micromanage at this level.
 

timmay

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Nice to see our tax money at work. Nothing like a scenic flight over to NYC while we are cutting spending on the rest of the military. Whats the over/under on number of people fired over this debacle.
 

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My issue is what a MASSIVE WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY this was. How much money did they blow getting the VC-25 up from Andrews and then how much on the escort?

You know it was just a total joyride for these guys. Hell, I'd be looking forward to cranking and banking if it was my mission. Might have even gotten the squadron CO in on this one!

Just very, very poor judgement....financially, PR-wise, and as someone else mentioned here it sets a very bad example on the CO2 emissions front.

So, in the immortal words of Viper, "That about covers the flyby...."
 

LJ45

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the news said that cost us about $300,000 , makes the CEO's flight to D.C. look cheap.

What a F$%^' n joke :angryfire
 

Turtle21

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I have flown airborne photo shoot flights of large aircraft in the military. They didn't take pics from a fighter. But then its a new administration that can do things better.. eh.
 

JoeMerchant

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1. If this had been done under GWB...the outcry would have been much louder....

2. This Administration lectures corporate leaders about using corporate aircraft to attend meetings...while using Air Force One and fighter jets for "photo ops".....

3. How many "carbon offset credits" did this cost?

:rolleyes:
 
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