'just plane dumb'
Make that 100 days, 102 mistakes.
How insensitive, selfish and stupid is the Obama administration? Flying a mock Air Force One around the Statue of Liberty and then directly across lower Manhattan as a photo op stunt?
Thousands of people were evacuated out of their buildings as a result of this 'photo op.' Or, as an 'annoyed' Mayor Mike Bloomberg correctly said, "It was an ill considered, badly conceived, insensitive photo op - with the taxpayers' money."
From the NY Daily News:
I don't remember President Bush ever doing anything like this. Of course, Bush wasn't as fiscally irresponsible as Obama, who wanted photographs taken of the presidential airplane along the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and New York City to be given out to political donors and supporters. At taxpayer expense. During an economic downturn, the President himself has likened to the Great Depression.
"The planes appeared on the horizon around 10 a.m. and sent a chill through the city.
"Flying in as low as 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet above New York City, they circled the Statue of Liberty before flying over Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey.
"Before they vanished, hundreds of frightened people had jammed emergency phone lines, and thousands of terrified people evacuated from buildings in the city and across the river in New Jersey.
"I was crying and praying to God to forgive me my sins because I thought I was going to get killed," said Kathleen Filandro, who fled from 1New York Plaza when she spotted the planes.
"It's like someone coming up to you, sticking a gun to your head for 15 seconds, walking away and hearing 20 minutes later it was an undercover cop posing for a photo," said Wall Street worker Bill Privett.
"I am still shaking," he said."
'Hope' and 'change,' baby!