NYC is Fly-Over Country Now!
Posted by aogTuesday, 28 April 2009 at 21:08
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Of course, the blogosphere is abuzz about a Presidential 747 buzzing New York City.. The impetus for was apparently the Obama Administration decided they need better stock photos of Air Force One and sent one of them off to fly around New York City for a photo shoot.
Now, I think that’s kind of silly, but not a big deal — except that for reasons known only to the Obama Administration, it was kept a secret and no warning was provided to any civilians in New York City by design. Now that’s something worth getting riled up about.
There are various speculations about nefarious purposes or abuse of government resources, but I think it comes down to
- That President Obama and his crew are so far out of the mainstream that it simply would not occur to them, not if they thought about it for months, that anyone would be bothered by it. The 11 Sep attacks are to them what the Pearl Harbor attacks are to my kids, except without the excuse of not having been an adult at the time.
- As I have noted with the COLB issue, my view is that the first and frequently only reaction by the Obama Gang to information is to resist access, regardless of whether it makes any sense. It didn’t for the CLOB, and it didn’t for the fly over. But it’s just who they are.
- I agree with the theory that Obama’s slowness to nominate played a factor as well, resulting in no one enough in the loop to stop and say “hey, couldn’t this be a problem?”. On the other hand, as the DHS “right wing extremist” issue shows, Obama appointees are not necessarily more clueful than Obama himself.
Naturally, I could not let this go by without mentioning the flagrant bias on the part of Old Media. Former President Bush is still, to this day, hassled about the “Mission Accomplished” sign on the aircraft carrier, which was put up by the sailors and not at the order or suggestion of anyone in the Bush Administration. Yet Obama is and I expect will continue to get a pass on this, even though it was, IMHO, a worse offense and far more traceable directly to Obama.
P.S. Best snark — “But he was only 47 when this happened!”.
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