Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Plane Dumb

Obama announced his staff would not release "the $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week."

The administration would like to toss the whole episode down the memory hole. Even if they chafe at being denied access to the pictures, the MSM will no doubt help to fellatiate facilitate Obama's attempted amnesia.

Given that there are already videos of the plane buzzing around, can you imagine if the photographs taken from the chase plane turned out to be crappy, or just mediocre? Most Americans have a short attention span for political news, but pictures are harder to forget. The more pictures, the longer people remember. Clearly, this decision to prohibit access to the images are all about protecting Obama's image.

Their audacity in spending $328,835 to take a photograph was bad enough. But tossing the overpriced pictures in the garbage is much worse.

(Yeah, I know one can obviously offer up the usual hypothetical of how the MSM, et al. would react to Bush doing the same thing. If anyone isn't convinced by the last 500 hypotheticals, one more won't matter. Willful ignorance is impervious to evidence and reason.)

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