American flag disappears from Obama’s jet

FROM WND

By Aaron Klein

Candidate’s trademark ‘O’ replaces stars and stripes

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As part of a month-long aircraft makeover, a painted American flag was removed from the tail of Sen. Barack Obama’s official campaign airplane and was replaced with the presidential candidate’s trademark “O” symbol.

The refurbished 757 was unveiled to members of the news media today, 41 of whom boarded the craft and took off to meet Obama in Amman, Jordan, where the presidential candidate will stop as part of a Middle Eastern and European tour.

Obama traveled to the Mideast earlier this week on board a separate airplane.

Fox News blogger Bonny Kapp, traveling on Obama’s new airplane, reported:

“The North American jet that flew Obama and his traveling crew around for much of the primary season was refurbished with new seats and power for each passenger a must on the campaign trail. And the plane that once had an American flag on its tail now sports the Obama ‘O.’”

Obama’s ‘O’ symbol is red, white and blue.

Most official U.S. government aircraft, including Air Force One, have U.S. flags on their tails.

Both Fox News and the Chicago Sun-Times posted pictures of the Obama campaign’s redressed airplane, which does not have an American flag or any other U.S. national symbols on the section that sports the airplane door from which Obama and his team will enter and exit.

The airplane boasts Obama’s anthem, “Change We Can Believe In” and the candidate’s website address.

The aircraft also has required identification numbers and a U.S. flag to identify the nationality of the aircraft.

According to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet, the refurbished Obama aircraft features a “first class” section for the candidate and his closest advisors; several “business class” seats, and a large coach section, usually meant for the traveling press corps.

Sweet reported fruit and cheese platters greeted reporters on board the flight. Dinner options offered were beef medallions, baked tilapia or eggplant parmesan.

She wrote the Obama campaign provided overnight kits for the flight that include toothbrush, mouthwash, socks, Neutrogena body lotion and lip moisturizer, Scope mouthwash, ear plugs and a blindfold for sleeping.

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3 Comments

  1. goodtimepolitics
    Posted July 24, 2008 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Obama is on an ego trip and thats it! He could care less about about The United States or the American people. How can any American vote for a man that allowed his children to listen to Jeremiah Wright taking God’s name in vain and condemning their country?

  2. votingmccainintexas
    Posted August 12, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    If his common sense and sense of patriotism were as large as his ego then he’d make a great president. Otherwise, all we’d be getting is an ego0-manica hell bent on destroying this country. And the first lady (I use the term “lady” very loosely) would be the laughing stock of every decent, patriotic American. They are both idiots…pure and simple.

  3. Gregg
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Obama has to go!
    We The People need to end this travesity NOW!

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