sorry for the insomna, but this is off the charts: what the heck is the purpose of this?
presidential planes flew alarmingly low over new york city, sending residents into a panic and triggering fears of a new 9/11.
"while federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in new york and [color=#000]new jersey, it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption," said louis caldera, director of the white house military office.
"i apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused," he said in a statement, adding that he approved the mission over new york -- described by other officials as a photo opportunity -- last week.
"i take responsibility for that decision," he added.
the mea culpa could be seen as extraordinary, given the infrequency of public statements by the white house military office and the bluntness of the apology over the bungle.
i offer no excuse to my republican friends - what the hell are they doing? i trade sides on this one.
all this for a photograph?