Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Photo Op

The perpetually tone-deaf administration of King Barack of KenyaHawaii, Lord of Savior of Big Media (the BM for short), has done it again.

A jumbo jet being chased by F-16 fighter jets buzzed Lower Manhattan this morning, panicking New Yorkers, many of whom were forced to evacuate their office buildings.

It was not a terrorist attack, however, but a photo opportunity for Air Force One, sources told the Post.

President Obama was in Washington at the time, but the low-flying 747 circling the Statue of Liberty was one of the planes used as Air Force One, sources said.

The NYPD and the city were notified of the planned flight, but did not share that information with Mayor Bloomberg and other New Yorkers, many of whom said they were terrified.
Gee, King Barack. It didn't occur to any of the rocket scientists in your administration that a 747 being pursued by an F-16 fighter jet near ground-effing-zero might cause just a WEE bit of panic?

Naturally, a low-level functionary in the administration fell on his sword to take blame for the debacle.
A White House official is taking responsibility for a Boeing 747's flying photo op over New York City that sent some workers in lower Manhattan into a panic. The plane is a version of the 747 that's called Air Force One when the president is aboard.

White House military office director Louis Caldera says federal officials notified local and state authorities in New York and New Jersey, but he also apologized in a statement on Monday for the confusion and disruption.
And, just as naturally, King Barack was as clueless as Sgt. Shultz.
Obama said he wasn’t informed in advance of yesterday’s low-altitude flight over New York Harbor, which rattled windows in New York’s financial district and prompted some office workers to flee buildings in fear it was a terrorist attack.
The FAA knew about the photo op. But, in typical bureaucratic arrogance, insisted on secrecy.
Federal officials knew that sending two fighter jets and Air Force One to buzz ground zero and Lady Liberty might set off nightmarish fears of a 9/11 replay, but they still ordered the photo-op kept secret from the public.

In a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration's James Johnston said the agency was aware of "the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes" in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor's office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out.
Okay, let's take King Barack at his word. He didn't know about this travesty of a sham of a mockery - a traveshamockery! - and dopes within his Administration were to blame. The fact he has so many dopes in his administration isn't cause for concern, is it? Nah! Not. At. All.

Today mighty King O celebrates 100 days in office. A special Vulture Droppings will follow, devoted to the 100 days anniversary but also delving into the sycophantic press coverage that is sure to accompany said anniversary.

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.