Failed Air Force Photo Blunder Cost $328,835

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The goverment spent more than $300,000 on a promotional photo blunder that featured Air Force One flying over New York City but ended up up scaring New Yorkers of another 9/11 attack.

California Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on House’s committee on oversight and governmetn reform said in a letter to the White House that the Aif Force had confirmed to him the photographic operation for the two F-16s and VC-25 cost taxpayers $328,835.

“Everything about this blunder is problematic,” Mr. Issa said in a statement.  “Glaring errors of judgment and communication raise serious questions on a number of fronts.”

Mr. Issa is now pressing the White House to reveal more details about the purpose of the photo shoot.

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Amanda Carpenter writes the daily "Hot Button" column for The Washington Times. She was formerly a national political reporter for, the leading online publication for news, opinion and talk. Prior to that, she was a reporter for Human Events. Ms. Carpenter has made numerous media appearances that include segments on the Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and other ...

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