The Corner

Re: N.Y. Flyover Was “Felony Stupidity”

K-Lo, Fran’s right about “felony stupidity,” of course, but I have to say I’m fascinated by how the media create distance between this truly outrageous administration behavior and President Obama, recently coronated by David Brooks as a remarkably “compentent manager” who has “run a tremendously effective, efficient managerial administration”  (Hat tip to Rush) — after 100 days marked by cabinet tax woes, “who hid the Geithner plan?”, the apology tours, our national cowardice on race, the DHS secretary who is bird-dogging conservatives in search of the next man-caused disaster (when she isn’t slandering Canada over 9/11), Iran and North Korea on the nuclear march, the State Department that can’t translate “reset” into Russian, the redistribution by day and wagyu steak by night, the disclosure of interrogation tactics to our terrorist enemies (and coming soon, prisoner-abuse photos that even Democrats concede will increase the danger to our troops and our country), the 48-hour flip-floperoo on criminal investigations of Bush officials, etc., etc. 

Now the Obama administration frightens the living daylights out of lower Manhattan — causing building evacuations by people who thought a second 9/11 was underway — just so they can have an Air Force One photo op (imagine the carbon footprint!) and it’s like Obama had nothing to do with it.  If you read the news accounts, it’s all Louis Caldera, who was summoned to the woodshed “to hear the President’s displeasure” (as the WSJ put it) from Rahm Emanuel.  Why do I think that if this had happened during the last administration, no one would know the name of the guy running the “White House Military Office”?

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