Is it Obama’s stuff?

April 29, 2009

Low-flying White House plane scares New Yorkers

NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) – One of President Barack Obama’s official planes flanked by an Air Force fighter jet flew low over the Statue of Liberty on Monday for a photo opportunity that reminded startled New Yorkers of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Your reporter mentions “One of President Barack Obama’s official planes…”

The plane does not belong to Obama! He has been allowed to use it for four years. Obama said that he wanted government to be more responsible in speeding. Spending who knows how much on a photo op is a waste of the taxpayers’ money!

Roger Y.

No, the plane does not belong to Obama, but I have no problem with the way we worded this story. It is Obama’s plane for at least four years, just as it’s Obama’s White House, Obama’s limousine, etc. I think readers probably understand he’s not going to take this stuff home with him when he leaves office: GBU Editor

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One at Baghdad International Airport April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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picky, picky, picky…. Stop the hate!! If you don’t like the way he’s doing the job, then apply for the job yourself next time around.

Posted by Michael Millhollin | Report as abusive

Contrary to popular opinion I do support the flying low over Wall Street and the rest of Manhattan. I believe some in the financial sector need to be reminded of who owns them now and the price of failure should they continue to send money to tax havens abroad.
I think the action should have been bolder, with a squadron flying low on formation and some words written in the sky:


Posted by Not Nice But True | Report as abusive