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White House aide Louis Caldera loses job over Manhattan flyover fiasco involving Air Force One
NY Daily News ^ | 5-8-09 | By Kenneth R. Bazinet

Posted on 05/08/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT by Joiseydude

Edited on 05/08/2009 1:29:52 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON - The White House aide who authorized the controversial Air Force One photo-op flight last week around the Statue of Liberty is out of a job.

President Obama has accepted the resignation of Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, the Daily News learned Friday.

A secretary of the Army in the Clinton administration, Caldera took the fall for the public relations fiasco arising from the April 27 flyover, which was designed to replace a publicity photo of Air Force One flying past Mount Rushmore with a similar shot of Obama's 747 jumbo jet over the Statue of Liberty.

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KEYWORDS: af1; airforceone; bhoairforceone; caldera; gaffemachine; georgelucas; joyride; louiscaldera; obamagaffes; photoops; redtails; resignation; scareforceone; terrforceone; tuskegeeairmen; underthebus
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1 posted on 05/08/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

This story must be hammered relentlessly. Even after they release the fake photos.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 1:20:18 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Joiseydude

You knew this was coming.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 1:20:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Joiseydude

“On May 22, 1998, Clinton announced Caldera as his selection for Secretary of the Army.[4] On July 2, Caldera was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the Army by Secretary of Defense William Cohen.”


4 posted on 05/08/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Joiseydude

Context?

Link?


5 posted on 05/08/2009 1:20:42 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: Joiseydude

Well, if he indeed did approve the AF2 buzz on NYC, he should resign.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 1:20:53 PM PDT by perchprism
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To: Joiseydude

Just heard.

This is the guy in charge of the Air Force One/NYC flyover/photo-op.


7 posted on 05/08/2009 1:21:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Joiseydude

He probably lost the damn photo. s/


8 posted on 05/08/2009 1:21:22 PM PDT by demsux
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To: doc11355

Just breaking, no story or link yet.


9 posted on 05/08/2009 1:22:16 PM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; greyfoxx39

ping


10 posted on 05/08/2009 1:22:24 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Joiseydude

NY Daily News link

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/05/08/2009-05-08_white_house_aide_loses_job_over_manhattan_flyover_fiasco.html


11 posted on 05/08/2009 1:22:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Joiseydude

The photo of the fly over was just released also.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 1:24:02 PM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: Joiseydude

LOL

WH just releases the official photo taken over the Statue of Liberty.

Per FoxNews.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 1:24:16 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Joiseydude
Wasn't the (cover-up) report of the (cover-up) investigation with the (cover-up) photo due today?
14 posted on 05/08/2009 1:24:45 PM PDT by Never on my watch (GIMME MY FREE CHIKEN!)
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To: Joiseydude

Oh, okay. He resigns and that makes it all better...sure.


15 posted on 05/08/2009 1:25:19 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: Joiseydude
Guess we need to update this sign:

After all, from all appearances, he is still campaigning...

16 posted on 05/08/2009 1:26:07 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: Joiseydude

We wanna hear Louis sing!


17 posted on 05/08/2009 1:26:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Joiseydude

Following an investigation directed by Jim Messina, White House deputy chief of staff, on how the decision to conduct the flight had been arrived at, Caldera resigned from his position


18 posted on 05/08/2009 1:26:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TomGuy

“WH just releases the official photo taken over the Statue of Liberty.”

The only time you need to pay attention to any information out of the White House is late Friday afternoon.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 1:26:27 PM PDT by Never on my watch (GIMME MY FREE CHIKEN!)
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To: perchprism

“Well, if he indeed did approve the AF2 buzz on NYC, he should resign.”

Please. Hussein made the decision and gave the order. Caldera is his fall guy. I’m thinking Hussein promised a high donor/buddy a ride in AF1, the same way Clinton let people use the Lincoln Bedroom. Then, when people noticed, he was SHOCKED!, I tell you... SHOCKED!!


20 posted on 05/08/2009 1:26:38 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Joiseydude
Just saw the photo on Fox, looks like it was still Photo shopped.
21 posted on 05/08/2009 1:27:38 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: a fool in paradise
Louie, Louie, 
Oh baby,
Me gotta go...

22 posted on 05/08/2009 1:27:39 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Joiseydude

Nice Timing: Friday, end of the week, when news viewing is at its lowest. I wonder if any of the Sunday shows will touch upon this....doubt it. Obama starts Monday off clean.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 1:27:47 PM PDT by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: TomGuy

Yeah, released at 4:30pm eastern on a Friday afternoon.


24 posted on 05/08/2009 1:27:50 PM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: Joiseydude

Way to take responsibility, 0bama!
Scapegoating someone else, that’s Change we can believe in!


25 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:20 PM PDT by counterpunch (0bama can either protect terrorists or America. He made his choice.)
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To: penelopesire; BulletBobCo; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

Those poor people are terrified.

~~~

Air Force One Flyby Of Goldman Sachs Tower (Apr. 27, 2009)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn0tMMYEkQU

~~~

Low-flying air force one lookalike freaks out nyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYIYSfVS42Y

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White House Military Office Chief Resigns Over Plane Flyover Flap

Louis Caldera, the man who organized the low-flying Air Force One plane that panicked New York City, has delivered his resignation.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/08/white-house-release-new-york-flyover-photo-friday/


26 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: Joiseydude
Friday night dump.

Hope and Change people. Hope and Change.

27 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:35 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: doc11355

Still no story yet.

http://www.foxnews.com/


28 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:52 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I believe you are right. And I think the reason they don’t want to release pictures was because there weren’t any - if they release one, check for photoshopping.


29 posted on 05/08/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: Joiseydude

Yo! Luis!

Don’t fly anywhere. Stay out of the parks in DC. Stay away from Chicago.


30 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:15 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Joiseydude

Lets get the (full size) photo on the net so we can take a good look.


31 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Joiseydude

I don’t trust this Administration. I’m betting a spot will be found for him somewhere else.


32 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:39 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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Thank you administration for changing the title of this article.


33 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:46 PM PDT by Joiseydude (Kate Smith - God Bless America http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCavKL2zdjM GREAT visual interpretatio)
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To: Joiseydude

Hmmmm, seems like the “Hopey-Chagey” Titanic has clipped an iceberg


34 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:47 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: Joiseydude

He took one for the team.


35 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Joiseydude
So who's his publicist?

Possible titles: "100 Days of Walking on Water with the One"
"Photo Op? Uh, Sure, Fine, Whatever"
"The Underside of a Bus: An Unexpected View"
"Because of 9/11? What happened on 9/11?"

36 posted on 05/08/2009 1:29:58 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspell.)
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To: Recon Dad
Crappy photo. No F-16 “Red Tail” visible.

Who was the Blonde Bimbo Obama apologist on Fox for that segment? I had to tune out.

37 posted on 05/08/2009 1:30:29 PM PDT by Never on my watch (GIMME MY FREE CHIKEN!)
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To: Joiseydude

Now we can say without a doubt that 0bama is personally responsible for unemployment going up...


38 posted on 05/08/2009 1:30:29 PM PDT by counterpunch (0bama can either protect terrorists or America. He made his choice.)
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To: ducdriver; Revolting cat!

Maybe they will photoshop Miss Prejean’s head on the statue of liberty as was done to “create” rumored “nude photos”.


39 posted on 05/08/2009 1:30:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: ducdriver

They just showed a photo on FOX. Can’t really tell much from the TV but if we can get the full size pic on the net we can get a good look.

Offhand I would say the photo was taken at well over 1000 feet but I’m not qualified to judge.


40 posted on 05/08/2009 1:31:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Portnoy

Michael Savage comes on in 90 minutes...


41 posted on 05/08/2009 1:31:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: MayflowerMadam
Hussein made the decision and gave the order. Caldera is his fall guy.

Yep. They found a fall guy to take the heat. Clean up the tracks and nobody in the leftwing media will look any further.

42 posted on 05/08/2009 1:31:45 PM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: Joiseydude
It's racist to blame this guy for it all. Afterall, Isn't he a “Spanish-speaking” American? They are just picking him out as a scapegoat because of his ethnicity

Why didn't the CIC know the whereabouts of his own plane? What if there had been an emergency? Was he going to cower in the WH until his “ride” was back?????blah, blah, blah-Imagine this happening while GW Bush was President!!!
They would have started impeachment proceedings over this.

43 posted on 05/08/2009 1:32:00 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: dfwgator

Is there a revolving door on this White House?


44 posted on 05/08/2009 1:32:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: perchprism

From what I understand from the Secret Service, the President still has to approve any of Air Force One or Air Force Two’s flights.


45 posted on 05/08/2009 1:32:41 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Joiseydude

I want a list of the names of the people who were on board the plane!


46 posted on 05/08/2009 1:32:52 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Joiseydude

Tommorow’s news....Caldera killed in freak accident when bus collides with his car.


47 posted on 05/08/2009 1:33:23 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Joiseydude

Obama’s fall guy. No way do I believe this guy is responsible for the ‘trip over NY’; just, merely, taking orders. And O says he didn’t know. Like his bow wasn’t a bow, and his counterfeit BC is real, etc. Louis went to West Point while BO rolled around the streets of chicago ‘thug style’.


48 posted on 05/08/2009 1:34:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Joiseydude

Hey Caldera—get under the bus.


49 posted on 05/08/2009 1:34:30 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: fishtank
Breaking News White House Military Office Chief Resigns Over NYC Flyover Flap; Photo Released
50 posted on 05/08/2009 1:34:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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