Way To Go, DoD
The mayor of New York is “furious” after Barack Obama’s plane (minus Obama, of course) came screeching across the skies of Lower Manhattan this morning, scaring the ever-living sh*t out of thousands of New Yorkers and prompting the evacuation of dozens of buildings.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Department of Defense-approved flyover – which evoked painful memories of the September 11 terrorist attacks – was “ill-conceived” and “a waste of taxpayers’ money.”
Apparently, though, somebody in the Obama administration wanted a picture of the preeminent symbol of American power soaring over the Statue of Liberty – which is pretty ironic considering America doesn’t give much of a rat’s ass about liberty anymore.
Or the taxpayers.
Which brings us to our main point – what the hell are we doing fueling up Air Force One for a friggin’ propaganda flight?
As “Shorty” likes to say, “is that necessary?”
Our government is borrowing trillions on top of trillions to bail out a bunch of recklessly irresponsible banks and wastefully unsustainable bureaucracies but the president’s plane can go joy-riding across the skies of Lower Manhattan for a photo op?
It’s like Goose told Maverick in Top Gun – “we’ve got no fuel for this!“