Saturday, May 9, 2009

Snark on the Plane

New York Post:
A top White House aide resigned today for his role in Air Force One's $328,835 photo-op flyover above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. His resignation was made public at the same time the photo of the flyover was released by the White House.

Excuse, SBD?

The photo? The photo?

For $328, 835, one would expect an album of photos, a montage of photos, at the very least a triptych of photos.

Not the photo. We're to believe all that business was over a photo. The little button wasn't pushed until just the right moment of glorious airship righteousness was caught on the SD card?

Which means that the true story behind the photo op remains undeveloped. Where are the photos taken as the plane cruised over lower Manhattan, with little tiny ants below running and screaming and pointing in terror?

Where is the video taken of the plane on its Big Apple tour? There must be video. Perhaps the video remains with George Lucas' Tuskeegee Airmen film production team.