28
Jun
11

did air force one shrink, or has the president grown?

President Obama boards Air Force One prior to departure from Andrews Air Force Base en route to Iowa

Or is that a baby Air Force One?

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28 Responses to “did air force one shrink, or has the president grown?”


  1. 1 gc
    June 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

    So, that’s how Weiner did it!

  2. June 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Great job by the photographer, nice angle!!!
    Ooohhh, I like the Weiner joke!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 5 Fred
    June 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    is that Air Force 2 by any chance? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6 isonprize
      June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Any aircraft that the President of the United States flies on gets the Air Traffic control call signal “Air Force 1” There is actually a fleet of aircraft that bear that striking “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” insignia. Very interesting history of how that “Air Force One” call signal came about. wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_One

      Air Force Two is any plane carrying the Vice President, but not the POTUS. If the POTUS is on it, it’s AIR FORCE ONE!

      I have to say, there is a special thrill is seeing that plane land.

      • 7 MrsJVD
        June 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        I was just about to say that. I knew it because my husband explained it to me when we were watching the movie Air Force One with Harrison Ford. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 8 dotster
    June 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Chips, this is a not to be believed interview with Batty Bachmann conducted by George S. on GMA today. George gives her an opportunity to correct her outlandish statement that our founding fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery. After a little ditzy dance of an answer, Michelle then defends her statement by naming John Q. Adams as one of our founding fathers. George S. had to be in shock by then, reminding her that Adams was not a founding father but a President decades after our founding. Sorry for the Huff Po link:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/michele-bachmann-john-quincy-adams_n_885868.html

    • 9 ChristiMtl
      June 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

      There’s not much Ed Rollins can do with her…..she’s soooooo ignorant….and a liar.

    • 13 africa
      June 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      Dotster, I ventured over there just to see what the comments looked like, they are tearing her up.

    • 14 virginia
      June 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

      She’s not smart enough to know that the media is woing her, so they will have somebody to pounch on when the news gets boring. Get ready Michele.

  5. 16 dotster
    June 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

    And I just saw more of that beaut of a Bachmann interview today, where she tells a disbelieving George S. that the minimum wage is a job killer and needs to be eliminated. Wowzer.
    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/28/255650/bachmann-minimum-wage-eliminate/

    • 17 gc
      June 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      CT’s Linda! (the ! is a CT an inside joke here) tried that. A big reason she is now CT’s Linda ?

      So many people live from increment to increment of their baseline MW. When Linda was spouting that nonsense here, it made people ill.

  6. 18 theo67
    June 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I believe any of the fleet of planes that the President uses are called “Air Force One” when he’s on board. There are little ones and big ones, but when he’s on board, they all use the call sign “Air Force one”.

    • 19 gc
      June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      That is accurate, Theo. We picked up the info at an aviation museum in Tucson which exhibited an AF1 (i believe used by Kennedy)

  7. 20 collegekay
    June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Yes that is not the 747. It’s the baby AF1.

    • 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

      ANOTHER WAY NO DOUBT THAT OUR AWESOME PREZ. CONSERVES FUEL! AS LONG AS HE DOESN’T TRY A ‘GLIDER’ I’M OKAY WITH IT! JUST TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE MAN!

  8. 22 HZ
    June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I love the photo in that I like the focus on the words being large. Wake up America, this is your country that I am trying my very best to do this job for all of you. It is NOT about Me, it is about you, whom I represent with All of my being. I wonder what Pete Souza was thinking when he took that one. I just want to tell them to just take the BEST of care of that wonderful man about to walk through that door. (Confession to make: I have a crush on the pilot) No disrespect.

    • 23 theo67
      June 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Although, the President is larger than life!

      So cute about your crush, HZ! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 24 HZ
        June 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        Theo67, have you seen that pilot? Remember when POTUS took his first ride on AF1 and met the pilot etc. I think it was on someplace after he won the election. Oh, that pilot is almost as hot as our President. I said almost. No disrespect, First Lady. Just having some fun. However, we are elated to know that the President and the pilot are two fine looking men. Oh, American, and you want Mitty. Shame on you.

    • 25 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      June 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      HZ JUST SALIVATED ON THE ‘O’ ON MY PUTER KEYS!!!!!! SOMEBODY PASS THE ALPHABET MEDIC!!!!!!

  9. 27 Nellcote
    June 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    The photographer must have been standing on the wing to get that shot!

  10. 28 Tally
    June 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    That’s the rear exit door they also use when they land at BUR.

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