Friday, May 8, 2009

Air Force One Photos

Air Force One Buzzes Gov. Jodi Rell

Submit your photo shopped pictures to the NY Daily News
Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op ... over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary.

Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop?

You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation.

The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with an F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars.
Looks like someone got into lots of trouble over that one! (That is, of course if you believe the story that goes along with it)
A top White House aide resigned today 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. His resignation was made public at the same time the photo of the flyover was released by the White House.

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.
The infamous photo taken by the F-16

As far as a photo-op - it's a so-so picture... just look at that glare in the upper right hand corner. I wonder what the others look like - I also wonder whose names are on Air Force One's manifest.