The NY Post reports - - -
The $328,835 snapshots of an Air Force One backup plane buzzing lower Manhattan last week will not be shown to the public, the White House said yesterday.
"We have no plans to release them," an aide to President Obama told The Post, refusing to comment further.
The entire Post story's here.
James Taranto at WSJ's Best of the Web reacts with "You Can't See These, They're Publicity Photos!"
Taranto tongue in cheek concludes:
Apparently the Obama administration's policy is to release photos only when doing so might pose a danger to national security.Why won't President Obama release them?
I doubt it's fear of more bad publicity on top of the bad publicity the story's already generated because refusing to release the photos is likely going to generate more questioning and bad publicity then a release would.
Why is Obama, who promised us transparency, hunkering down?
There's got to be a reason.
H/t - Instapundit