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Greg Craig Is Investigating AF1 Flyover?

Something mentioned in passing by the great ‘Prowler’ at The American Spectator:

Flyover Launcher

The Prowler, 4.29.09

This morning, at least one news organization and one citizen advocacy group was mulling filing a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the release of the manifest for the Air Force One New York flyover to determine if any Obama donors or other interested parties were on board the flight…

According to White House sources, while Caldera has apologized, and Rahm Emanuel’s office has launched an "investigation" into the use of Air Force One for publicity purposes and a low flyover, the investigation’s instigation began in the White House Counsel’s Office, run by Gregory Craig

Yes, between Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Craig we will surely get the truth about this.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

36 Responses to “Greg Craig Is Investigating AF1 Flyover?”

  1. proreason says:

    We will learn the military personnel responsible for this outrage after a throrough investigation when the report is released shortly before some unfortunate bad news about the administration.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”Yes, between Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Craig we will surely get the truth about this……”

    It is perfectly obvious to me, and I’m sure countless others, what is going on here. Is this the transparency we were promised?


  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    “..at least one news organization and one citizen advocacy group was mulling filing a Freedom of Information Act request seeking the release of the manifest for the Air Force One New York flyover to determine if any Obama donors or other interested parties were on board the flight…”

    Very, very good questions. Well, o-blah-blah has another opportunity to prove his “complete transparency” promises. If we wait for that or expect his designees to be forthwright and honest .. hell will be frozen over.

    Better file the FOIA request.

  4. Right of the People says:

    What do you want to bet that Barry was on board, laughing his arse off at all the people scurrying out of the buildings. It’s good to be da King.

  5. badcrow says:

    Has anyone heard of the internet rumor reported by Michael Savage about AF-1 being commandeered by a patriotic Air Force pilot and flown low over NYC to raise an alarm about the Presidency being “highjacked” by Obammy and his World Socialist cabal? Several supposed Air Force personnel called his show to comment on the highly unusual circumstances surrounding the incident, and the unusual and unlikely explanations that the administration offered the public. Has anyone seen anything on the web about this?

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Uh, no…

    • jobeth says:

      I did.

      Not sure if this isn’t another one of those wild “theories” though. Although with Obalmy anything is possible. So who knows?

      Obalmy has enough stupid behavior going on that he and his clutch of baffoons could just be stupid enough to do this on the face of it all…then again he IS the front man for a mean machine.

      One thing I’m sure of. We will never know the truth of the matter. At least if Obalmy is “investigating’.

      Anyway…Savage can be on the outside edge of a lot of topics.

  6. catie says:

    Wow, I feel better knowing that Greg Craig is on the case.
    Badcrow, I haven’t heard that but I haven’t listened to Savage in years. He’s kind of ripe for conspiracy theories though. But who knows, it could be true.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    If only Richard Nixon had known you could do this, it would have changed history. And now, under Obama, it will.

    FYI – Greg Craig is the guy responsible for talking Obama into running for POTUS in the first place & whom used to let young HIllary Rodham & BJ crash on his apartment floor when they were too stoned to go to class. Yeah, that’s one objective MF’r right there.

    Cue the crickets in the press pool.

  8. BillK says:

    Why do I think the pilots of the two planes will lose their wings over this and that will be Barry’s “solution?”

    • JohnMG says:

      I will reiterate. Why should anyone believe that a military that had to ask the president THREE times to take out three piss-ant pirates during a hostage stand-off would pull a stunt like this without authorization?

      They wouldn’t! Obama and his suck-ups planned and executed this fiasco. When it garnered the wrong type of press, a scapegoat had to be found.

      Straight out of “Central Planning”. Be prepared for more!

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Anyone remember the Clinton aides commandeered Marine One and went to the golf course after Clinton was the Prez for a month or two?
    BlackBarry da Pirate damn sure knew about this!! Navy Seals had to get his okay before they could snuff 3 pirates. So don’t tell me he was in the dark over Air Force One and the “Thank You” junket for friends and family!!
    I want names!!

  10. Howard Roark says:

    Besides being a lifelong anti-American communist, from a family of the same, this parlor room liberal Greg also represented Ronald Reagan’s assassin, Hinkley. He got him off by using all of his Harvard training, much to the squeals of delight from the rest of the pansies we call The Left. I’m sure we can count on an Ivy-League defense of poor little Barry’s reputation here, as well.

    • catie says:

      Howard, I had completely forgotten that he had represented Hinkley because you know we need to make sure that all criminals get a great defense especially those who would want to assassinate a Republican President. I doubt he would have been so quick on the draw if it had been a dem who was president at that time.

    • Howard Roark says:

      Right on, Catie. Having Greg “investigate” this abuse-of-power flyover is like having Bill Clinton babysit your daughter.

  11. wstuga says:

    I hate to admit this, but I believe the president. He had no idea a bunch of “rouge” administration officials and military officers in the White House took VC-25 (Air Force One when the president is on board) for a joy ride.

    My problem with this whole incident, is if bambi doesn’t know what is going on with his plane, how is he supposed to know what is going on in the country or for that matter the world? I am seriously questioning his leadership ability if less than 100 days into his administration he is already losing control of his staff.

    No matter what bambi says, there is not way he should get out of this and not have it hit him in the face. But of course the media isn’t going to worry about that.

    • gipper says:


      The president is a liar. Whenever the president flies in the jet, two jets fly–the president flies in one and the other jet is a decoy. That being said, even if Mr. Obama had not known in the planning stages of this photo op, he most assuredly would have known days before the event. He would have been told that he cannot use the jet on that day because one jet would be missing. And especially since Mr. Obama likes to frequently escape the confines of the White House.

      Anything Mr. Obama says, believe the opposite. If he says he is going to cut taxes, believe the opposite. If he says he is going to make healthcare more affordable, believe the opposite. Etc., etc., etc.

    • gipper says:

      Mr. Gibbs knew as well. How laughable to watch Mr. Gibbs tell the media to go ask the White House about this incident. Mr. Gibbs, YOU ARE THE WHITE HOUSE!

    • catie says:

      Amen to that. If he was Pinocchio his nose would be down to Key West by now.

    • wstuga says:

      Guys! It was kind of tongue in check! There is no way AF1 flies without his ok! But if he says he didn’t know, he looks really stupid that his administration is pulling this kind of clown like stunt!

  12. GL0120 says:

    Rush had a good article stating that since both planes used as AF1 always fly together, TCO had to know this was happening and adjust his schedule!
    Not to mention that the FAA supposedly threatened the Governor and the Mayor of New York along with the NYPD, the FBI, and the Secret Service with federal sanctions if word of the fly over got leaked.
    Now the FAA is a big agency but big enough to wield that kind of power?
    Intimidating the Governor, Mayor of New York, and the NYPD are one thing but the Secret Service and the FBI?
    The Secret Service answers to the Secretary of the Treasury and the FBI answers to the Justice Department; there’s only one person I can think of who’s powerful enough to intimidate those agencies and that would be the person who appoints the heads of those departments.
    Anyone taking bets on what TCO knew and when he knew it?

    • proreason says:

      I’ll take the bet.

      As I said in the first post of this thread, the military personnel who deceived the Boy King have already been identified.

      After a thorough investigation, the culprits will be identified and flayed shortly before some other bit of bad news about the administration is about to be revealed.

      Because of new procedures put in place to correct the lax controls of the Bushhitler administration, AF1 will never again be out of the Boy King’s direct control.

    • jobeth says:

      Pro, now that is a conspiracy theory I can sink my teeth into!

      Sounds all too plausible. : D

  13. GL0120 says:

    No doubt that this was all an attempt by the extreme right wing to spook the good citizens of New York and blame it on our poor president in an attempt to tarnish the good works he’s performed in his first 100 days.
    This scandal cries out for a congressional hearing!
    Obviously the voices of reason (Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, and others) are being stifled, most likely by Bush’s cronies.
    Someone, somewhere, has put pressure on them (as well as the MSM); the American public deserves to know who.
    Perhaps TCO can appoint a Blue Ribbon commission to look into this travesty of justice.

  14. canary says:

    HowardRoark, ‘Greg also represented Ronald Reagan’s assassin, Hinkley.’
    oh wow. Plus, he was Clinton’s impeachment defense lawyer, and defended terrorist Gonzales who killed a U.S. soldier in an attempt to assassinate Bush.
    Obama made quite a show to let Greg know he’ll be up all nite with him, blowing a major spinning of this insane simulated terrorist attack on NY and NJ. Wonder how many different birth certificates, are circulating of the bend over to bow wow pres. Who will play Obie in the post-pres movie. Margerita straight up, and wine, as he flys over NYC. Surely they will go cheap and use stagery and cameras.


    • Howard Roark says:

      HOLY CRAP!

      I didn’t know that little tidbit, Canary–thanks! What a disgusting America-hater is this saboteur we call a “lawyer”. VERY telling that Obama picks him as top counsel even during his campaign.

    • JohnMG says:

      Like Captain Kirk and the Starship Enterprise? Nah! Not enough ‘bling’.

  15. proreason says:

    From Rush’s website:

    “RUSH: I just got a note from a friend, Steve Gilbert, tells me — I hope he’s not joking me — Greg Craig has been named the investigate.”

    Wow, Rush reads Steve’s emails.

    I can’t even get the bag boy at the grocery store to say hello to me.

    And don’t get me going about that b*it*h Angelina Jolie.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Sorry pr….I’ve been swining…..uh….. hogging all her time here lately since Brad is out.

  16. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Brad is out?! I live such a sheltered life…..

    • jobeth says:

      Yeah, I noticed the cover of one of the tabloids said that he left AJ.

      Now we know why…for shame LD! For shame!

  17. This is the same outfit that wants to run car companies, banks, and your health care, but Obama can’t deliberate and fire the one guy who’s already admitted to wasting $329,000 of the taxpayers’ money.

    The man just exudes competence.

    And what about all those carbon emissions? Such a pretentious assault on our environment, Mr. President.

    • jobeth says:

      Good point! If they can’t keep track of a 747…do you think, If i were to “borrow” a Caddie off the lot they would miss it?

      I mean don’t they now run GM?

  18. gipper says:

    Greg Craig has found AF-1 itself was directly responsible for the NYC flyover. AF-1 was flying to NYC in an attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster. A court has ruled that AF-1 is not guilty by reason of insanity and the plane will be grounded for a week or at least until BHO develops cabin fever.

  19. The_Beloved_Deb says:

    Wasn’t Donna Shalala available?

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