On That Flyover Idea

April 27, 2009 12:28 pm

TPM Reader AN checks in …

I actually work on a very high floor in 1 Liberty Plaza.  The window to my back overlooks the WTC site and the Hudson river.  This morning as I was working a co-worker came by my desk and started staring out the window.  At first I had no idea what he was staring at so he pointed to the plane.   By that time it was far away enough and when he told me that it was pretty low and close to the buildings in lower Manhattan I thought he might just be overreacting a little until the plane did its second (of what I think was 3) fly over.  My co-worker said that he was pretty sure that it was Air Force One based on the colors but I didn’t think anyone at the White House would be so completely brain dead to allow that to happen.

Whoever thought this was a good idea is a total idiot.  Whoever thought it was a good idea to do this without mentioning anything about it to the public is a bigger idiot.  If I’d gotten a memo the week before informing me this was going to take place I probably would have watched and thought ‘hey that’s pretty cool.’  Instead I watched and thought ‘I hope that plane doesn’t crash into my building.’  Followed by the thought ‘I hope that plane doesn’t hit one of the buildings in Jersey City’ followed by ‘If this isn’t terrorism related why is that plane flanked by a fighter jet?’

And lets not even start with what the guys working at the WTC site must have been thinking.

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