That little flyover “photo op” stunt the White House pulled cost taxpayers several hundred thousand dollars, but you won’t to get to see any of the “official” pictures:
The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.
“We have no plans to release them,” an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.
After further examination of the photographs is performed, if any information is gleaned that could possibly be used to make Bush look bad, only those particular pictures will be released.
Declassifying select CIA secrets in an attempt to make your predecessor look bad? Not a national threat. Declassifying pictures from an ill-advised joyride over Manhattan that would make Obama look bad? National threat.
This reminds me of a scene in the movie Airplane:
Elaine: Oh Ted! I never knew I could be so happy. These few months have been just wonderful. Tomorrow, why don’t we drive up the coast to that little seafood place and . . . what’s the matter?
Ted: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow, we’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 18:00 hours. We’re coming in from the North, below their radar.
Elaine: When will you be back?
Ted: I can’t tell you that — It’s classified.