QUOTE(27driver @ Sep 3 2009, 06:57 AM)
Louis Caldera. Director of the White House Military Office.
-Lawyer, O’Melveny & Myers,
-California State Assemblyman, and chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Revenue and Taxation Committee, and the Budget Committee.
-Secretary of the US Army.
-Vice Chancellor for University Advancement in the California State University System
-President of the University of New Mexico
-Member of the board of directors of IndyMac Bank from 2002 until its failure and subsequent seizure by the government in July 2008.
-Member of the board of directors for Southwest Airlines until January 15, 2009...with his selection to serve as Director of the White House Military Office.
-Following an investigation directed by Deputy White House Chief of Staff Jim Messina, Caldera announced his resignation on May 8, 2009, effective May 22, 2009.
I mean...The Director of the White House Military Office. Look at all that flight time he has. All those years in the military, and all those time overseas...uh...well...I mean...look how QUALIFIED he is to be making decisions about military missions.
Yeah...your leadership at work. Are there any REAL questions about why this guy is looking for another job?
My point was, that this guy should not have been fired. My point was that some shmuck with a camera caused all this stir.
It was an unnecessary reaction, obviously every one is doing their job and no-one should have got fired. . . My point was - the Goddamn media make a mountain out of a mole hill and people unnecessarily get the chop. I don`t think it is funny.
So, the President wants to fly around New York, so let him fly around New York. He`s the President - his staff all know their stuff - I think it was a total over-reaction by the bods with the portable video camera who were perhaps bored. Trust the media to create a little over excitement, lik: A gas container went poom in the UK once, for the next week, gas containers were going off everywhere in the UK and it started to look like an epidemic.
Look at Swine flu, people die of flu, my cousin did in W W 1 (wasn`t born then but he was still my cousin)
People die of flu sometimes it is a real attack on the body. Asian Flu, Bird flu, Flu flu, any flu - flu can kill you - it does not have to have a name. swine flu is no more serious than cherry custard and strwberry flu either you die or you don`t. but, as soon as the media get hold of it "oh my gawd, we`re all gonna die - poppy-poo - its only flu.
Bless you !