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White House aide resigns over NYC flyover
hostednews ^ | 24 minutes ago | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 05/08/2009 2:19:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono

WASHINGTON — A top White House aide resigned Friday for his role in Air Force One's $328,835 photo-op flyover above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Louis Caldera said the controversy had made it impossible for him to effectively lead the White House Military Office. "Moreover, it has become a distraction in the important work you are doing as president," Caldera said in his resignation letter to President Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airforceone; bho44; bhoairforceone; caldera; flyover

1 posted on 05/08/2009 2:19:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like the: “Resign or be fired” plan.


2 posted on 05/08/2009 2:20:56 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: JoeProBono

Barack Obama’s administation continues to contribute to unemployement, one figure at a time.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 2:21:12 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: JoeProBono

Find out what he knows! When did Obama approve the flight? Why?


4 posted on 05/08/2009 2:21:31 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: All

5 posted on 05/08/2009 2:22:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
The White House released a photo of the blue-and-white plane high above the Statue of Liberty, with New Jersey in the background.

Has anyone seen the "photo"?

6 posted on 05/08/2009 2:25:50 PM PDT by fso301
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To: JoeProBono

7 posted on 05/08/2009 2:26:36 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: fso301

There’s a link off Drudge to the New York Post that shows the photo. Interesting post commented underneath about Obama putting Air Force One (i.e. the Presidency) above Lady Liberty.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 2:29:22 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: JoeProBono
I wonder if he actually resigned or did BO throw him under the bus.

I imagine some of the Marxist 'RATS in the House and Senate will be recommending to Louie that he commit suicide. That's normally what 'RATS do when a useful idiot is no longer useful.

9 posted on 05/08/2009 2:29:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Politicians always love to talk about "hard work." What the hell would they know about it?)
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To: fso301

An airliner and supersonic fighter jet zoomed past the lower Manhattan skyline in a flash just as the work day was beginning Monday. Within minutes, startled financial workers streamed out of their offices, fearing a nightmarish replay of Sept. 11.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 2:32:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: sarasota

11 posted on 05/08/2009 2:32:55 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (The chair is against the wall. John has a long mustache.)
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To: Kartographer

JUMBO JERKS: The Boeing presidential 747, trailed by an F-16 fighter jet, soars low over Ground Zero yesterday. Thousands fled office buildings and homes at the terrifying 9/11-like strike.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 2:34:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Another sacrificial lamb thrown under the Obamamessiah bus.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 2:34:51 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama, spread my work ethic, not my wealth!)
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To: JoeProBono
This is the pic. Your tax dollars at work ...

... Big Government creating fear in the citizens for the glory of The One.

14 posted on 05/08/2009 2:35:08 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Lady Thatcher)
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To: JoeProBono

If I was the National Enquirer I would be offering $1 million to anyone that was on the plane to give me a passenger list and what was the reason for the trip.

Enquiring minds want to know...


15 posted on 05/08/2009 2:35:34 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Kartographer

16 posted on 05/08/2009 2:35:38 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
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To: truthandlife

17 posted on 05/08/2009 2:36:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: steelyourfaith

To be totally truthful, I think this Air Force One dropping bombs on Lady Liberty would have been closer to the Obama’s administration’s liking.


18 posted on 05/08/2009 2:37:30 PM PDT by TheThinker (America doesn't have a president. It has a usurper.)
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To: eyrish69

19 posted on 05/08/2009 2:40:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono
Why always Rat Party (formerly the traditional Democratic Party) leaders and stalwarts?

During the Clinton years it was a top aide taking Marine One for a golf outing. I guess these 1960s Marxist hippie street rabble (and their ideological issue) feeeeeeeeeel everything is a toy for the dictatorship of the proletariat to play with.

20 posted on 05/08/2009 2:43:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: a fool in paradise

21 posted on 05/08/2009 2:44:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

some poor schmuck had t take the fall for Bambi’s victory ride


22 posted on 05/08/2009 2:46:28 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: JoeProBono

If you could find out some celebrity spotting at Andrews AFB on that day you will find out who they were. I hope people ar digging.

There has to be a “drip” somewhere. It might come out the next election.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 2:47:03 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: steelyourfaith

shadows on plane do not match shadows on ground


24 posted on 05/08/2009 2:49:35 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: JoeProBono

25 posted on 05/08/2009 2:58:16 PM PDT by eyrish69 (Chaos, panic and disorder - my work here is finally done.)
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To: sarasota

Another one “under the bus”.

He has just been renamed “scapegoat”.


26 posted on 05/08/2009 2:58:42 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: UB355

If this is the “Oficial” photo, someone ought to fire the photographer. There is a reflection at the upper right and lower third of the phot of the trailing jet’s canopy.

Pretty poor framing too. I always like to see a couple of work boats in the foreground of the shot and the Statue of Liberty so small it’s hard to distinguish.

This phot doesn’t pass the smell test....photoshop anyone?


27 posted on 05/08/2009 2:59:15 PM PDT by offduty (Joe Biden is still looking for the video tape of FDR's address to the nation.)
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To: JoeProBono
Can he please take his boss with him?
28 posted on 05/08/2009 3:03:12 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: americanophile

If he starts talking the MSM savages him as a disgruntled ex-employee obviuosly lying because he’s bitter over being forced out....or they say he’s on the Fox news payroll.......or he disappears


29 posted on 05/08/2009 3:05:02 PM PDT by wny
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To: JoeProBono

If this guy is wise, he’ll remember Web Hubbell’s words from jail after the clintons put him there over Whitewater:

“I need to roll over one more time”

Better than a Chicago dirt bath.


30 posted on 05/08/2009 3:18:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JoeProBono

I will never ever ever ever ever believe that obama didn’t have his hands all over that stupid fly over stunt. Ever.


31 posted on 05/08/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane)
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To: JoeProBono

ahhh how nice, an underling falls on his sword to protect dear leader.... touching.


32 posted on 05/08/2009 3:20:29 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: JoeProBono

Wasn’t the plane lower than that in the videos people took?


33 posted on 05/08/2009 3:36:43 PM PDT by Solidstatechemist (SolidStateChemist)
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To: JoeProBono
Note that it took much less time to get out the news of the aide's “resignation” than it did to get the official picture out.

He took the fall, so now Obama will wash his hands of it so he can do the people's business without this silly distraction.

The truth is that this stunt was pulled to make Obama and his administration look like patriotic heroes, when they are the exact opposite.

Reminds me of Clinton making a stone cross on Omaha Beach ( I think that's where it was). Photo ops to impress the mindless sheep.

34 posted on 05/08/2009 3:41:52 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: JoeProBono
This was NOT a photo-op ! I was a Psy-Ops project designed to scare the crap out of New York residents.

President Zero: Means 'Lies, Lies, Lies All the Time.' If Bush had done this people would have been yelling and screaming for his impeachment.

I'm sick to death of these political double standards. Somebody ought to sue this sacrificial lamb so detailed questions could be asked and answered under oath. 'National security' is not a valid objection, either.

35 posted on 05/08/2009 3:43:28 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: JoeProBono

How come the Wiki on Caldera doesn’t give his rank?


36 posted on 05/08/2009 3:48:12 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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