This is an interesting theory about yesterdays fly-by of Manhattan - they were putting together some footage which would be useful to George Lucas' upcoming film about the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, known as the Red Tails.
Well - this will never be admitted. And the red-tailed photo of the trailing fighter may just be a trick of the light. And Manhattan is a long way from Alabama, so why would it make any sense in the movie (where I assume it would be part of some epilogue saluting the proud legacy of the WWII heroes) to have a Red Tail escorting Air Force One? On the other hand, some cinematic post script linking the current office holder with the men who blazed his trail would not exactly be unheard of as a Hollywood ending. And Manhattan has got to be more visually interesting that the backwoods of Alabama. (Apparently there was also a similar strafing scheduled for Washington DC which has been scrapped.)
But even though we all know the White House and Pentagon will deny it, I wonder if some reporter will ask? They just might - NYC is the media capital of the world. And besides, the Buck Stops Elsewhere; Obama is blameless in this.
Oh, well - WH press flack Robert Gibbs will play both outraged and dumb and the questioning will move on.