I don't expect you to have thought about it. But that's the title of the government functionary who, we're told, decided it would be a good idea not to inform New Yorkers that a low-flying jet was going to be rattling their windows so the Obama campaign could get some pictures of Air Force One in front of the Statue of Liberty. This guy didn't think the denizens of lower Manhattan -- the same people who heard planes fly over their heads into skyscrapers, watched those buildings fall, and then ran from huge clouds of smoke and ash pouring down their streets -- should've been given some sort of warning. Why let them in on it?
Not to mention that it cost something like $350,000 just for some photo op. Mark Hemingway at the Corner suggested that it could have been accomplished with Photoshop for much less, and someone obliged. The result is a pretty cool picture, but it's missing something. The thing it's missing is that special Perez Hilton magic!
If another one of Obama's sycophantic drones is going to get thrown under the bus for doing something stupid, I wish it could be Perez. Oh well!Posted by Jim Treacher at April 29, 2009 12:01 PM