RUSH: Brian in Rockland County, New York. You’re up first today, sir. Great to have you with us. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Mega dittos to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I am an African-American male, lifelong Democrat who voted for Obama, regrettably, but to get to my point, I just want to talk to you about that Air Force One flyover back on April 27th —
RUSH: Yeah, when the kids took the keys and —
CALLER: Yeah, exactly.
RUSH: — went for a joyride.
CALLER: Louis Caldera got dumped unceremoniously on Friday afternoon so the Drive-By Media wouldn’t pick it up, which they wouldn’t have done anyway, but I’m a little concerned that this thing seems to have to the fingerprints of Rambo Rahm Emanuel and possibly Dave Axelrod. I mean, whose idea was it to do a photo-op over the Statue of Liberty? Just wanted your comments, Rush.
RUSH: All right, I’ll tell you something, I’ve seen the picture. They released the picture and I read the stories that Caldera was shown the door and they released the memo late Friday afternoon, typical Friday afternoon document dump and nobody cares, going into the big White House soiree, social weekend, you know, Hollywood, show biz for ugly people, that’s what politics is. I thought I read somewhere Caldera said that he didn’t even know that it was happening. Regardless, he’s the fall guy, we knew he was going to be the fall guy, but anybody again with a brain knows that there is not a single person in the White House that can call up Andrews Air Force Base and say, ‘Air Force One’s doing a joyride over Manhattan for photos.’ One person cannot do this. Moving Air Force One requires a lot of policies, checklists, the security alone on something like — the fact that Obama didn’t know about it is absurd.
But what’s even more interesting to me is the picture. You can barely see the Statue of Liberty in the picture. If you didn’t know it was the Statue of Liberty in that picture, you’d think, what is that? Where is this airplane? The airplane, the in-the-air home of Barack Obama, that was the focus, not the Statue of Liberty. The headquarters of our messiah was the focus. Liberty, the Statue of Liberty, the symbol, freedom, looked like a tiny little French fry. You could barely see it. Subtext, hidden messages: Obama is what counts. Statue of Liberty, yeah, good picture, but you can barely see it ’cause it doesn’t matter that much.