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Breaking News: Louis Caldera resigns from Obama’s Cabinet

LatinaLista — If you recall, Louis Caldera was the guy who authorized that bad decision to let the President’s jet buzz New York City evoking memories of 9/11 from the New Yorkers who saw the plane.

Results of the photo shoot that pressured Caldera into resigning.
(Source: White House)

President Obama was angry and embarrassed enough to call for an investigation into the incident. The team conducting the investigation returned its report today and clearly showed that Caldera is to be held accountable.
Caldera said he resigns effective May 22, 2009 and as of today will no longer be directing “the affairs of the White House Military Office.” He will spend the next two weeks completing the “necessary out-processing.”

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  • Horace
    May 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Adios, Lou! And good riddance! We need a special prosecutor to determine what the president knew and when he knew it. Do we know the true purpose of this fiasco? Rumor has it that the photo was to be used in Obama’s CIR campaign to convince Americans that once that people believe he means it when he speaks of border security first. Kind of puts the kybosh on his using this photo for his amnesty for illegal alien campaign. It’s not a coincidence that a Latino was responsible for this fit of bad judgment. To put it in terms that even an advocate for illegal aliens can understand, that’s 300,000 tacos worth of photos.

  • hissy
    May 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I forgot about him…another OBAMA pick…just because he is the son of mexican immigrants doesn’t mean he is fit for the job. This is why affirmative action does not work.

    May 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Not that I’m defending Caldera, but he is nothing more than a scapegoat for something that went terribly wrong. There is more to this incident than has been released to the public. Simply put, if a photo of AF1 and the Statue of Liberty was required it could have been done with Photoshop for a lot less than the cost of a fly over. Ignorance is bliss and the current administration displays that fact almost on a daily basis.

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