Monday, April 27, 2009
Since TigerHawk is in Manhattan today, we need to find out from him whether the POTUS scared him this morning.
UPDATE: As a commenter points out, the POTUS was not on board the 747 that will eventually serve as Air Force One when it buzzed Manhattan today, and presumably he did not directly sign off on the flyover.
The Mayor is not pleased.
I assumed that the POTUS was on board, since that would be the reason for not providing notice of the flyover (the Secret Service being possibly concerned about Stinger missiles or the like). My mistake.
UPDATE #2: As expected, Ace is not so forgiving or understanding, and coins a new acronym: "NOTUS." Harsh.
If approving this exercise / photo op actually made it onto the president's desk some weeks ago, then his staff is not doing a very good job. I would be surprised if it even made it onto Rahm Emanuel's desk. It will now, however.
To be fair, nothing I have read indicated that the President was on board the plane or had anything to do with the flight. They were merely taking pictures of the plane that usually serves as Air Force One.
"... presumably he [Obama] did not directly sign off on the flyover."
Little bit early for the 'buck did not get here' excuse, don't you think?
After all, he's omniscient & omnipotent -- at least, that's the impression that the NYT gives.
Obama wants to run a commnd economy and you think he would not sign off on every last thing?
I am sure "terrify the masses" is somewhere in the Alynsky playbook.
"The Obamites don't take a dump without being told where to do it"
by dear leader