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!!