You would think that somewhere in that $780 billion stimulus package someone would have budgeted a clue: A Boeing 747, chased by two F-16's, flies low over New York City; panic ensues. Reason: a photo-op for Team Hopenchange, who seemed quite surprised about the fuss.
UPDATE: Via Powerline, here is video. Pretty much brown trousers time, IMHO.
UPDATE: More video here. The White House did apologize, but give no explanation as to why the White House Military Office wanted the pictures, or who told them to take them. I wouldn't bet on the Mainstream Media pressing Team Hpoenchange on it, either.