In an article on President Obama’s first flight on AIr Force One, AP “reporter” Mark Smith couldn’t resist making some gratuitous digs at the president’s predecessor.Â The article led the Yahoo! headlines and it made me wonder if, eight years ago, AP had commissioned a similar piece on that good man’s first flight on the presidential plane.
Did Mr. Smith need mention the “bitter 2000 recount battle” in recalling that flight?
But, here’s the real evidence on his animus against W.Â Take a gander at the paragraph on the first President Bush’s first flight as president on the presidential jet:
In 1989, Bush’s father, a former Navy pilot, took his first Air Force One trip as president to the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia. Long before his son’s notorious “Mission Accomplished” speech, Bush spoke on an aircraft carrier â€” about wasteful military spending.
What does that supposedly “notorious” speech have to do with his Dad’s flight on Air Force One?
Wow, just like Keith Olbermann, these guys just can’t let go of their hatred of George W. Bush.