Yesterday, New Yorkers were terrified by a low-flying jumbo jet pursued by F-16 Fighters. Panic ensued, and people left their jobs to flood the streets expecting the worst.
Who was behind such a dastardly deed? As it turns out, the White House….or more accurately, a staffer in the Obama Administration. A certain Louis Caldera, the White House military director, authorized the flight over Manhattan.
And here’s the reason as described by the New York Daily News:
Sources said the reason for the stunt was to create souvenir pictures of a customized Boeing 747, which serves as Air Force One when the president is aboard.
Photos of the plane flying over the Statue of Liberty were to be given out to family, friends or supporters.
So the reason for the flight was to create souvenir photographs or postcards for Obama supporters and/or travelers on Air Force One? Who’s bright idea was this?
Does anyone else think that this is a waste of taxpayer money? Flying Air Force One isn’t cheap by any stretch of the imagination, and to add a military fighter escort just adds to the cost.
But then again, asking government run by elitists to be fiscally responsible is way too much to ask for, especially when the money is someone else’s.