It’s not that Rep. Maloney decided that the law, indeed, is stupid…
New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s wedding last month had it all — celebrities, fireworks and even a small drone used to shoot a spectacular wedding video.
But the Federal Aviation Administration prohibits the commercial use of drones like the miniature helicopter that gathered the breathtaking aerial footage of Maloney’s June 21 wedding to Randy Florke in Cold Spring, N.Y.
Prior to [the] wedding, the Gyokeres [owner of Propellerheads Aerial Photography] and Maloney briefly discussed the murky legality of drone use and lack of clear federal policy, a source said. Maloney mentioned that he sits on the subcommittee overseeing the FAA but didn’t want to discuss policy on his wedding day, according to the source.
Continue reading Rep Sean Maloney (D, New York-18) decided that FAA regulations don’t apply to Rep. Sean Maloney.
Because, apparently, God forbid that a minor court functionary try to get the Sun King to run herd on his ministers:
During a question and answer session Wednesday with Democrats on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama offered what Democratic sources said was a testy response to a question about a federal loan guarantee program, with one source in the room calling it “rude and dismissive.”
The query came from Maloney, a New York Democrat, whose office says the freshman lawmaker asked the president about a company in his district that applied for a loan guarantee through the Department of Energy in 2009, but whose application has been stuck in the final approval stages.
Obama responded by first mocking Maloney’s rather diffident request for some top-down action, then followed up with a fine old sneer at Maloney’s NY-18 district for requiring that its representative have a spine and an independent existence. The other members of Obama’s court have since attempted to tamp down all of this by suggesting that everybody’s just fine with each other, ha ha, politics is not for the thin-skinned, ho ho, we’re all one big happy family; oh, and of course they’ll look into Maloney’s district’s problem now. Because, you must understand, the King may have his passions and his tempers, but they always blow over in the end… Continue reading Barack Obama verbally backhands, mocks *Democrat* Rep. Sean Maloney of New York.