Skip to comments.Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One ["I've got my spiffy jacket....]
Posted on 02/05/2009 5:04:47 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama takes first ride as US President on Air Force One
From correspiondents in Washington
February 06, 2009 11:31am
BARACK Obama has taken his debut flight as president on his new "spiffy ride" - the blue and white Boeing 747 which serves as Air Force One.
Mr Obama also took his first trip aboard Marine One - the helicopter which ferries the president around on shorter trips - this time from the White House to Andrews air force base outside Washington.
The President walked to the press cabin at the back of his new plane before taking off on the short hop to Virginia, where he was due to speak to Democratic members of the House of Representatives who were holding a retreat.
"I've got my spiffy jacket so I thought I'd come and show it off," he said, modelling his new blue air force souvenir, bearing the presidential seal and the words "Air Force One" and "Barack Obama".
"What do you think about this spiffy ride? It's not bad," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...
I’m calling him “Spiffy” from here on out. :)
Then how ‘bout wearing it IN THE OVAL OFFICE, you POS!
What a punk.
You can say what you want, but no other Kenyan made it this far.
How very presidential of him...........
What's that costing me?
Did he really use the word spiffy? (Shaking my head.)
The carbon footprint for this 153 mile trip should make all enviro-nutcases hide under the sofa.
(Adj.)1. Neat or interesting. (can also mean cool) 2. Of a good or pleasant nature.
Used in 21st-century America by strange, offbeat teens.
Dudemna, look over there! Is that squirrel not THE spiffiest thing...ever!?
As in Pimp my ride eh? You cheezey a**hole you.
A flight on AF1 from DC to Newport News. Meanwhile, corporations get lectures on their spending...
Include the other participants coming on a special train with helicopters flying security overhead.
...guess they really got tired bashing CEO's and had to fly down to take a rest
Has he ordered spinners for it yet?
...and his penny loafers, too? He talks like a preppy. (which he is)
Obama takes the Office of the Presidency down several notches each day in office.
I thought he was the flyin’ Hawaii’n....
(lyin’ works, too.)
The Little O-boy is having soooo much fun with his new toys.
LOL! That’s the spirit! :)
He is such an Ivy Leaguer. Groan.
Spiffy and Nutty.
And unlike his opponent and his predecessor if something happened Obama couldn’t land Air Force One with help from the controllers.
Both W and McCain could.
Can you imagine the reaction if Bush had used the word spiffy?
There is a lot of immaturity displayed by BHO.
A friggin 747 from DC to Williamsburg. What a joke. Marine 1 would have been just fine. What a waste of Gas.
AF One should now read, AA One.
I’d like to change squirrel and use another pretty critter but would get the thread pulled;)))
150 miles? Seems like it would’ve been just as easy, maybe quicker even, to just take Marine One all the way there.
Yes. MSM would have branded him “stupid”.
Thinking about this from an historical perspective - this can’t be all that new - the idea of a child king. Inevitably someone steps into the power vaccuum - a Richelieu, a Rasputin, etc. How tragically this will all end remains to be seen. I keep being reminded of a movie - was it the Madness of King George where we saw an imbecilic child king? Or is it some other movie that keeps playing in my head?
Worse than that. Any plane carrying the president is designated Air Force One. There are two 747-400 currently in use, and both fly each time they go any where, one as a back up.
LOL...I was going to post a link to the video but thought better of it.
Last Sunday I wore my silk ivory colored Jones of New York suit wih a pale pink sweater.Twice older gentlemen came up to me before the church service and declared I looked spiffy. Their sweet comments made my morning.
He’s more concerned with his trappings than he is being POTUS.
But the Company Execs have it to well.
Betcha the pilots had their hurl bags - not for flying, but after they had to salute that POS.
Ah, I don’t blame you, sounds nice. But, coming from hussein, just doesn’t sound right. Remember that he admits in his book that he has a certain way he acts around white folks.
* groan *
Let's not forget the inaugural that cost more than the last four combined.
Barry wants to replace the 747s with two A380 Aerobus, which can only land at a few airports around the country.
“He’s more interested in the trappings of office than he is in doing the job.”
No question about it! With all the serious issues going on, any experienced executive would put his nose to the grindstone, lock himself in his office with his advisors and at least give the impression that he is doing everything he can to solve the problems. But not this ahole. He’s out visiting school children, flying in his plane and who knows what else. This is what happens when you put a narcissistic light-weight in office who has no management or leadership experience. What a disgrace.
Obama is the (David Schwimmer) Drill Sarge character from Band of Brothers: All bark; no bite & dangerous in the field
Terrorists will go free, tax cheats put in charge of administering new tax increases, and the brave men who prosecuted the War on Terror will be prosecuted for violating the terrorists’ “rights”...
None of this should be the least bit surprising to anyone paying attention.
Folks, elections have consequences.
And they are built by the Frogs!
“The Last Emperor?”
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