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It’s Getting Crowded Under the Obama Bus

May 8, 2009

Submasstransitize:  v.   1.  The act of throwing an acquaintance, relative, follower, or employee “under the bus.”   2.  An expedient maneuver designed to quickly and/or quietly distance Barack Obama from an individual who potentially can cause embarrassment or become a political liability.    n.  submasstransitation.


  1. Louis Farrakhan
  2. Austan Goolsbee
  3. Samantha Power
  4. Geraldine Ferraro
  5. His grandmother
  6. Typical white persons
  7. Rev. Wright
  8. Father Pfleger
  9. His church
  10. Roy LaVerne Brooks
  11. Tony Rezko
  12. Bill Ayers
  13. Rod Blagajovich
  14. Zeituni Onyango

Add to this list Louis Caldera, Director of the White House Military Office, who resigned today subsequent to having authorized the controversial Air Force One flyover of New York City last week.  The photo-op cost in excess of $300,ooo and resulted in this picture, released by the White House today.


A White House aide joined the unemployment lines today for his role in Air Force One’s controversial photo-op flyover above New York, the Obama administration just announced. (Of course, it’s scheduled for a Friday afternoon.)

In a statement, the White House said President Obama accepted the resignation of military office director Louis Caldera. Caldera, a former Army secretary, took responsibility for the Air Force flyover that sparked 9/11-echo panic in lower Manhattan on April 27.

What the White House wanted was the photo above. What it got at first was the one down here at the bottom, from frightened New Yorkers’ cameras and cellphones.

The political cost can’t yet be calculated. Obama supporters won’t care. But the fact is against advice from the outgoing Bush administration, Obama’s team changed Caldera’s White House job classification from a career military officer to a political appointee, Caldera. Now, we’ll see which way it goes the second time.

The entire story is available here:

One Comment leave one →
  1. josiahe permalink
    May 11, 2009 12:57 am

    now if we could get it rolling ….

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