AUSTIN, TX – Air Force One is down, but where it’s sitting is causing a whole bunch of hoopla.
First things first, we’re not talking about the jet President Obama is currently using. Rather, the Boeing 707 on which Lyndon B. Johnson took his presidential oath in November of 1963 after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
Turns out, the LBJ Foundation has put together millions of dollars and a plan to build a pavilion by the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas to house the Air Force One jet. Only problem, it is on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, and they ain’t lettin’ it go!
Officials in Ohio say if the plane is moved, not as many people would get to see it and, on top of that, they claim the LBJ library can’t even house a plane the size of Air Force One.
Needless to say, folks at the LBJ museum are pushing forward. Because, what’s a LBJ presidential library without LBJ’s main ride?