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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

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It has been revealed that the pilot of the President's plane that flew over New York City, the one that was accompanied by several military jets, the one that sent thousands of workers out of office buildings and running wildly in the streets, was actually the President himself - Barack Obama.

The President apologized for his actions and said he was sitting in the Oval Office reviewing some policy papers when a sudden desire to pilot his own jet came over him.

"I was so excited," the President said. "I felt like a school kid. I rushed down to Andrews Air Force Base and literally hijacked my own airplane. I tell you, life doesn't get any better than this."

The plane took off and eventually made its way to the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

An air force spokesman also revealed that several fighters were dispatched to accompany the flight once it had attained a straight and level cruising pattern. Everyone involved was well aware that the President doesn't actually have the necessary skills to pilot a plane, let alone a Boeing 747.

The air force admitted that, while there would seem to be an element of danger to the people of New York City,considering the lack of flight experience by the President, they had weighed the odds and allowed the flight to continue.

"The fact is, the odds of an acting President of the United States of America crashing a plane into a major metropolis are quite remote. I'd say a billion to one. In fact it's never happened before. That should tell you something," chief oddsmaker at the Trump Taj, Atlantic City, stated.

"What am I supposed to do? Shoot it down? It's the President's plane for god's sake. He's the head of the armed forces. He can do whatever he wants," acting White House military liaison Colonel Manfred Hicklegruber stated.

Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, reflected on the incident and stated that the President had shown remorse for upsetting so many people but, "...let's face it. He's 'our' President. He doesn't go around killing his own people like some of these tin-pot dictators we keep coming across these days. Let's give him some leeway and put the whole thing behind us."

In other related developments, a bill is currently before Congress concerning whether it would be appropriate to put a monitoring collar on the President's ankle.

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