So what came first, the White House being clueless Obama was landing at an air base he was closing or the contrived “mission” for the base?
SHOT: Future Of The 179th Addressed?
''That said, the president is committed to working with the Department of Defense to find a mission for Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, so that the men and women who serve there can continue to make their important contribution to our national security," White House spokeswoman Joanna Rosholm said Tuesday night. The 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard base, where Air Force One will land this morning, remains threatened by President Barack Obama's proposed cuts to the military budget. (Lou Whitmire, “Future of the 179th Addressed,” Mansfield News Journal, 8/1/12)
CHASER: White House Unaware Obama Wants To Close Down Ohio Air Base That He Will Land At Tomorrow
WH Spokesman Jay Carney Was Not Aware That Air Force One Will Land At An Ohio Air Base That Obama Wants To Eliminate. REPORTER: "Can you talk a little bit about why the president is going back to the same area of Akron, Ohio tomorrow that he has visited before? And in Mansfield the local paper is reporting if President Obama has his way his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into the Mansfield airport, because the president wants to do away with the mission for the 800 guardsmen at the Mansfield." WH Spokesman Jay Carney: "I'll have to take the question, I'm not aware of that particular issue. In terms of why is he going to Ohio and Akron -" REPORTER: "But that area of Ohio, Mansfield and Akron, I mean he was just there on the bus tour." CARNEY: "There is not an inch of Ohio that the president does not love to visit. It's a great state, my wife's home state." REPORTER: "In terms of Mansfield, can we get you to take that question?" CARNEY: "Sure. I'm not aware of even the policy implications or what issue this is." (White House Press Briefing, 7/31/12)
RNC Research piece: “Obama’s Clueless White House:” http://www.gop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/obamas-clueless-white-house.pdf
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