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What’s the Consequence for Louis Caldera? Olbermann Wants Him Gone

The usually quite wise Jon Henke writes, “Yes, the New York City flyover was a very bad idea. But it’s hard to believe Obama had anything to do with that. Not everything is political.”

No, but a key test of Obama is whether he holds the person who authorized it accountable, which at this point appears to be White House Military Office director Louis Caldera. Such an astonishingly stupid idea — having a government airliner mimicking the 9/11 flight path, followed by a fighter jet, without warning the public, all in order to update a stock photo — warrants a lot more in response than “I’m sorry.” The egregious judgment deserves a period of unpaid administrative leave at minimum; and outright dismissal is probably warranted.

The only types who are calling for Caldera to be fired are right-wing maniacs like . . . uh, Keith Olbermann. Okay, so Olbermann’s a maniac, but even broken clocks can be right twice a day.

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