White House Military Office director Louis Caldera tendered his resignation this afternoon. The NY Daily News has the story.
Here’s the official review of the incident. It does not cover DoD or FAA involvement. The report says “Initial planning” began in “March 2009 or earlier” without specifying who exactly initiated the planning and why. Caldera blames “severe back muscle spasms” and his recent return from a trip to Mexico for his failure to read e-mail concerning the mission. Also: He had a grand total of two email accounts. You can’t expect a crony paper-pusher to keep track of all that!
The White House report blamed “organizational” and “structural ambiguities” for the crony paper-pusher’s incompetence.
The White House also released a photo. Your tax dollars at work.
Caldera’s disappearance under the Obama bus does not and should not end questions about the origin of the p.r. photo-op mission’s request, who participated, how it went down, and where protocol failed. And remember: Someone was planning a second flyover photo-op in Washington, D.C.
Late Friday afternoon personnel/document dumps are business as usual in Washington.
What happened to Hope and Change?
Yes, it’s getting crowded under there: