If I were Luis Caldera, I would make sure I didn't answer the phone after 5 pm Friday, the "switching" hour for the White House to "announce" changes it doesn't want to have to answer embarrassing questions. Caldera has angered the wrong people, including Keith Olbermann, who went on vent usually reserved for Dick Cheney.
His crime? On April 27, 2009 an Air Force One backup plane performed a flyover of New York City, accompanied by one F-16 fighter, so Air Force photographers could take pictures high above the New York harbor. There had been no prior public announcement, leading Mayor Michael Bloomberg to condemn the photo opportunity, saying he was "furious", that it showed "poor judgment" and that he had not known ahead of time. Caldera authorized the mission and subsequently apologized, stating, "Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused."
Caldera is not new to bad judgment; he served on the board of directors for IndyMac Bank from 2002 until its failure and subsequent seizure by the government in July 2008.
And you thought just because Bush left town that stupidity did too?