"Another way you could have done that picture — Photoshop!" fumed Jon Stewart last night on The Daily Show, satirizing the "Air Force One" photo op that caused a Manhattan panic yesterday.
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"Air Force One flight over NYC, how much $ did it cost the taxpayers?" tweeted Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., this morning. "Stay tuned…"
We don’t yet know how much this photo op cost, but this March 2006 report — "THE COST OF PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL POLITICAL TRAVEL" — prepared for Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., then the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, "assumes that flight operating costs are $56,518 per hour for Air Force One," a figure "based on the per-hour cost figures cited by GAO for fiscal year 2000, adjusted for inflation."