After yesterday’s Air Force 1 flyover, which freaked out thousands of people around Manhattan (particularly when they saw, as my friend did, that the low-flying planes turned around and buzzed around some more),
I was reading the Wall Street Journal this morning and found this bit of information:
The New York photo shoot wasn’t the only one planned. The White House had scheduled a follow-up session on May 5 or May 6 in Washington, D.C., according to two government officials.
The geniuses at the White House simply do not have a clue about what September 11 was about. Gerard Vanderleun does:
For those that weren’t in New York at the time, or for those who were and have now forgotten, it wasn’t just the first day that was full of terror. The terror went on for months afterwards. In my office on the 12th floor of a building across from Penn Station it seemed to have faded a bit after two months, but then there was a day. On that day, about 20 blocks south of the office, a gas leak in a building went off. It leveled the building and was heard, loudly, for at least 50 blocks.
Even though I was twelve floors up, it was less than two minutes until I was down 12 floors of fire stairs and out on the street. I wasn’t alone. The most of the inhabitants of most of the skyscrapers all around me were out there too. The rest were coming but they were on higher floors. Everyone was scanning the sky and moving towards whatever open space they could find. It was not a relaxing moment.
But what do the “smart and bright” boys and girls of Obama Land on the Potomac know about that? Having the F-16 fighter come in behind the jumbo was just an extra-dollop of mental retardation slopped on just to make it rich enough.
Of course, the brainiacs looking for the perfect on-location live photo of AF1 circling the Statue of Liberty, the Pentagon, or the Capitol probably think that this is all overreacting.
After all, there’s nothing to worry about, is there?
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