It took longer than it was supposed to. But Louis Caldera has resigned as chief of the White House Military Office, saying it was "impossible for him to lead" after the most famous picture he authorized and worked on. It's this picture of Air Force One flying over the newly re-opened Statue of Liberty. The well-known April flyover, performed over Lady Liberty on the same day the Park Service announced its reopening date to the public after 9/11, couldn't have come at a worse time. New Yorkers were terrified that someone.. from some group.. was at it again.
But the sheer stupidity of it all was overshadowed by the high pricetag for the White House to have this beautiful picture taken.
$357,000! Can you believe it. No wonder Caldera must be "persona non grata" at the White House. He also said he was a distraction from what the President was trying to do in running the country. So can someone pay the government back for all this? Write down your thoughts on what Washington could have paid for with that money. And please, no pictures allowed! rh