Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a very expensive photo op gone awry!

So after spending over $300,000 and scaring the bejeebers outta New York City, the Obama Administration would like to airbrush history.

The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.

"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.

The sole purpose of the secret photo-op, which sent thousands of New Yorkers running for cover, was to take new publicity shots of the presidential jet over the city.

"The photos . . . are classified -- that's ridiculous," Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., said.

The photos have not technically been "classified," a White House aide said, but they are being kept from public view.

Just wait. Next week the press will be reporting the plane didn't really fly over New York City. It was a helicopter with Sarah Palin in it hunting a moose.