One wonders how much smarts you have to have to authorize this kind of insensitive, frightening, and ridiculous stunt. President Obama is content to spin it, calling it "a mistake." A mistake. Ordering a Diet Coke and getting a Dr. Pepper is a mistake. Listening to Paula rather than to Simon is a mistake. Watching Olbermann instead of Hannity is a big mistake. But this... a mistake? Hardly. I can't figure out if this represents the height of arrogance or the depth of stupidity?
Just for the record, Air Force One just doesn't take off for a low altitude joy ride over NYC with accompanying fighter jets by accident; and certainly without clearance from several top level officials - needless to say... the President himself. But President Obama claims he found out when we did; that he didn't know about it. Says he's mad and is going to launch an investigation to get to the bottom of this and find out who is responsible for this gross derelict of duty. (Now how long does it take to look into the mirror?)
What was the primary purpose for the flyby? To get a new photo of AF1 with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. Maybe the White House Staff should be briefed on an amazing tool called PhotoShop. Government employees... they never studied.
This raises a more pressing and important thought: I wonder who's in charge of national security? Just another reason as to how we should for pray for our beloved Commander in Chief.