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NO MORE PHOTO OOPS (Officer approving Air Force One photo op over Manhattan lands a new job!)
WaPo ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Al Kamen

Posted on 06/15/2009 12:05:06 AM PDT by parisa

Louis Caldera, the former White House Military Office chief who quit last month after approving that bizarre Air Force One photo op over Manhattan that frightened countless New Yorkers, has landed a job. He'll be a senior fellow focusing on higher education and national security matters at the Center for American Progress, run by John Podesta, a co-chairman of Obama's transition team.

Obama aides said at the time that the president was furious about the April 27 flyover, which included an Air Force One understudy and two F-16 military fighter aircraft flying over the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan, not all that far from the site of the World Trade Center. The photo shoot, which cost up to $357,000, sent panicked New Yorkers into the streets thinking another attack was occurring.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airforceone; bhoairforceone; caldera; cap; democrat; democrats; louiscaldera; obama; obamacronies; podesta; whitehouse
We can't even flinch any longer at the audacity of this administration!
1 posted on 06/15/2009 12:05:07 AM PDT by parisa
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To: parisa

I bet he got a raise too!


2 posted on 06/15/2009 12:10:34 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: parisa

I’m curious, what does 0 look like when he is furious?


3 posted on 06/15/2009 12:13:11 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: parisa

The Obamafuhrer really metes out some brutal punishments for “infuriating” him, doesn’t he?


4 posted on 06/15/2009 12:14:41 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: parisa

Furious? He denied knowing about it days after it occurred.

Liar.


5 posted on 06/15/2009 12:17:00 AM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin has run a fishing business, a city, and a state. All Obama has done is run his mouth.)
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To: parisa

scapegoat. I still think 0 wanted to prove to himself he was prezzident.


6 posted on 06/15/2009 12:22:52 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: parisa

Clinton crony Vernon Jordan got Monica Lewinsky a job at Revlon.


7 posted on 06/15/2009 12:27:46 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ABQHispConservative
I’m curious, what does 0 look like when he is furious? __________________ Photobucket
8 posted on 06/15/2009 12:31:05 AM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

9 posted on 06/15/2009 12:33:38 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: ABQHispConservative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mXs3zYd3n4


10 posted on 06/15/2009 12:33:49 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: hattend
He denied knowing about it days after it occurred.

Liar.


11 posted on 06/15/2009 12:33:57 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: parisa

Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General who has responsibility for the AmeriCorps program gets fired for doing the right thing to one of Obama’s cronies.

But, if you take the fall for Obama you get a nice new job for one of Obama’s friends.

The crook in the WH makes Nixon look like a school boy.


12 posted on 06/15/2009 12:38:04 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: parisa

Wow. A new job in 4 weeks and it takes the average American 8 weeks. That is very unfair. Although if his experience matches the job qualifications fine, but still...


13 posted on 06/15/2009 12:39:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: parisa
Louis Caldera, the former White House Military Office chief who quit last month after approving that bizarre Air Force One photo op over Manhattan

Okay. He "approved" the flight. Who requested it?

14 posted on 06/15/2009 12:44:06 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: parisa

Caldera, the son of Mexican immigrants, Soledad and Benjamin Caldera

Caldera resigned to begin serving as managing director and chief operating officer for President Bill Clinton's Corporation for National and Community Service (1997-1998), a domestic volunteer program.

Caldera became the 18th president of the University of New Mexico in August 2003 and stepped down from that post in January 2006. Caldera's contract with the University granted him appointment as a tenured member of the University of New Mexico School of Law faculty.

Caldera served on the board of directors of IndyMac Bank from 2002 until its failure and subsequent seizure by the government in July 2008.

Caldera served on the board of directors for Southwest Airlines until he submitted his resignation, effective January 15, 2009, in connection with his selection to serve as Director of the White House Military Office On May 22, 1998, Clinton announced Caldera as his selection for Secretary of the Army. On July 2, 1998, Caldera was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the Army by Secretary of Defense William Cohen.

15 posted on 06/15/2009 1:13:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ABQHispConservative

What I am amazed (not really) is he never knows what is going on with those who are supposed to be under his supervision and jurisdiction - and - that he plays dumb (not really) until it becomes an issue then he puts his foot down (not really) and then deals directly with the issue (not really).


16 posted on 06/15/2009 1:22:14 AM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: parisa
He'll be a senior fellow focusing on higher education and national security matters at the Center for American Progress,,,,

The payoff for Caldera keeping his mouth shut and taking the fall for the photo op.

17 posted on 06/15/2009 1:44:52 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: Lawgvr1955

Who requested it? Maybe it was a Wish of the Day he granted to some ACORN pals with a sick sense of humor? It is bizarre. No former president has had AF1 buzz any city.


18 posted on 06/15/2009 1:54:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (In only 19 weeks, 0 has enabled us to agree with the Taliban [his empty speechifying] - Iron Munro)
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To: parisa

Edjamkation hack.
Good place for someone totally useless that want’s to make a good living.


19 posted on 06/15/2009 2:28:01 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: parisa

Sometimes its very profitable to be the fall guy.


20 posted on 06/15/2009 2:29:55 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: parisa

Well, lookee here. Louis Caldera lands a nice, cushy no-show job after agreeing to be the fall guy over the Scare Force One imbroglio. I wonder how much this deal is costing the taxpayers...


21 posted on 06/15/2009 2:36:54 AM PDT by gridlock (L'Etat, c'est Barack...)
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To: parisa
Center for American Progress

Also known as this:


22 posted on 06/15/2009 3:03:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: parisa

Just great, the man who authored an INDEMNIFICATION letter to the company making that harmful Anthrax Vaccine is now being rewarded yet again. I am utterly amazed that the brazeness of this administration for the total lack of holding anyone accountable for actions. This is but a small glimpse of many more even worse things to come.


23 posted on 06/15/2009 3:04:48 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Saudi backers aboard.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 3:57:46 AM PDT by browniexyz
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To: TYVets
The payoff for Caldera keeping his mouth shut and taking the fall for the photo op.

That kind of payoff from Clinton would be a bullet. Wanna bet "Friends of Bill" become "Friends of Barack?" If history asserts itself, within a few months this guy will become another tragic crime statistic so common in today's cities as he falls victim to a fatal mugging/carjack/home invasion or you name it.

25 posted on 06/15/2009 4:13:21 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: parisa

Pays to ROLLOVER for Bammy!


26 posted on 06/15/2009 4:40:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: parisa

When will they release the manifesto?

I still have a sneaky suspicion that some of Bozo’s family or friends took a day trip on air force one.

Where are the other pictures they took ?

When will this state run media start to do their job as a supposedly free media?

When will I win that lottery?


27 posted on 06/15/2009 5:25:03 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Correct and who was on that plane to see NY city skyline while being served on our tax dime?


28 posted on 06/15/2009 5:27:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: parisa

Obama’s fall guy.


29 posted on 06/15/2009 5:28:29 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: HonestConservative; holdonnow; STARWISE

ping


30 posted on 06/15/2009 5:38:25 AM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: parisa

Has any enterprising reporter FOIA’d the passenger manifest? I am very skeptical this was a “photo op”.


31 posted on 06/15/2009 5:45:43 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (1st call: Abbas. 1st interview: Al Arabiya. 1st energy decision: halt drilling in UT. Arabs 1st!)
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To: parisa

So much for getting fired. If I ever get fired, I hope it goes like this.


32 posted on 06/15/2009 5:53:39 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: parisa
"Helluva job, Louie"


33 posted on 06/15/2009 5:55:31 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

“Okay. He “approved” the flight. Who requested it?”

I am SOOOOOO convinced that Malia, Sasha, and Grandma were on that flight. Don’t even try to talk me out of it!


34 posted on 06/15/2009 6:04:58 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: ABQHispConservative
I’m curious, what does 0 look like when he is furious?
ML/NJ
35 posted on 06/15/2009 6:05:25 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: parisa

They don’t stay under the bus very long, do they?


36 posted on 06/15/2009 6:12:24 AM PDT by VTenigma
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To: SkyPilot

Obama needs to be in that pic.......


37 posted on 06/15/2009 6:13:21 AM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rodgers)
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To: parisa
...focusing on higher education and national security matters at the Center for American Progress...

Says it all. "Progressing" us headlong into full implementation of The One's preferred blend of communism/socialism/fascism as penance for his mistake.

38 posted on 06/15/2009 6:25:39 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ExSoldier
If history asserts itself, within a few months this guy will become another tragic crime statistic...

No way would I bet against it, no matter what odds you gave me.

I know several people like you that only bet on sure things and fixed horse races.

39 posted on 06/15/2009 9:33:23 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: gridlock

I agree with you 100%


40 posted on 06/15/2009 9:37:26 AM PDT by LoveMyFreedom
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