Have you ever walked out of the grocery store to discover that you have no clue as to where you parked your car? You start thinking about whether it might be stolen or if you simply forgot where you parked. After 15 minutes of looking, you find the car parked right were you left it, but those minutes of terror are enough to make you vow to always remember where you parked.
Obama had the same thing happen to him. Except in his case, it was not a car, but the most recognizable plane in the world. Recognizable when it's on the ground that is; when it's flying at 1,000 feet over lower Manhattan, it bears a strong resemblance to a hijacked airliner targeting a building.
On the morning of Monday April 27, 2009, workers in Lower Manhattan thought that's what they were witnessing.
What they were actually witnessing was a White House photo op of Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty. Of course, Obama claims he found out about this along with those poor New Yorkers, despite the fact that he's the only person in the world who can fly that plane and there were FAA memos warning the White House that flying a jumbo jet at 1,000 feet over lower Manhattan, might cause a panic.
FAA - 1
Obama - 0
This is the fourth part of a five-post series. Be sure to check back each day this week as I count down the 5 Things Obama Didn't Know (But Should've)