Skip to comments.White House aide Louis Caldera loses job over Manhattan flyover fiasco involving Air Force One
Posted on 05/08/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT by JoiseydudeEdited 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.
This story must be hammered relentlessly. Even after they release the fake photos.
You knew this was coming.
“On May 22, 1998, Clinton announced Caldera as his selection for Secretary of the Army. On July 2, Caldera was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the Army by Secretary of Defense William Cohen.”
Well, if he indeed did approve the AF2 buzz on NYC, he should resign.
This is the guy in charge of the Air Force One/NYC flyover/photo-op.
He probably lost the damn photo. s/
Just breaking, no story or link yet.
NY Daily News link
The photo of the fly over was just released also.
WH just releases the official photo taken over the Statue of Liberty.
Oh, okay. He resigns and that makes it all better...sure.
After all, from all appearances, he is still campaigning...
We wanna hear Louis sing!
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
“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.
“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!!
Louie, Louie, Oh baby, Me gotta go...
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.
Yeah, released at 4:30pm eastern on a Friday afternoon.
Way to take responsibility, 0bama!
Scapegoating someone else, that’s Change we can believe in!
Those poor people are terrified.
Air Force One Flyby Of Goldman Sachs Tower (Apr. 27, 2009)
Low-flying air force one lookalike freaks out nyc
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.
Hope and Change people. Hope and Change.
Still no story yet.
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.
Don’t fly anywhere. Stay out of the parks in DC. Stay away from Chicago.
Lets get the (full size) photo on the net so we can take a good look.
I don’t trust this Administration. I’m betting a spot will be found for him somewhere else.
Thank you administration for changing the title of this article.
Hmmmm, seems like the “Hopey-Chagey” Titanic has clipped an iceberg
He took one for the team.
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?"
Who was the Blonde Bimbo Obama apologist on Fox for that segment? I had to tune out.
Now we can say without a doubt that 0bama is personally responsible for unemployment going up...
Maybe they will photoshop Miss Prejean’s head on the statue of liberty as was done to “create” rumored “nude photos”.
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.
Michael Savage comes on in 90 minutes...
Yep. They found a fall guy to take the heat. Clean up the tracks and nobody in the leftwing media will look any further.
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.
Is there a revolving door on this White House?
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.
I want a list of the names of the people who were on board the plane!
Tommorow’s news....Caldera killed in freak accident when bus collides with his car.
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’.
Hey Caldera—get under the bus.
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