My friend AG forwarded me two pictures I wish I had taken yesterday. As I was leaving the Mall yesterday afternoon Marine One passed overhead then banked left over the Potomac and headed east. At the time I thought it was just flying empty. What I didn’t realize was former President George W Bush was on board and was being taken to Andrews Air Force base for his flight back to Texas. Apparently much of the crowd was singing "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye" as a final send-off to the former president.
While Marine One was passing overhead, on the approach to the Memorial Bridge we noticed a giant inflatable George W Bush being pulled down by a group of enthusiastic citizens. It reminded me of the toppling of Saddam’s statue. I was fiddling with my new camera’s settings and was unable to take the picture. But, thanks to AG, here it is:
[Note: I know that Marine One is not called Marine One when the president is not on board. But I couldn’t think of another good way to describe the helicopter. "The helicoptor formerly known as Marine One" seemed to me to be too long.]