I'm not buying the 'photo op' story to explain the low-flying Air Force plane at all. Since we don't have journalists (i.e. people who get the 'story behind the story') anymore, let me offer this scenario:
Imagine a servant of the U.S. government sees it being overtaken, overrun, with elected officials doing as they please... the free market principles, real choice (including the choice of keeping one's baby), the objective good being destroyed with every flick of the signing pen...
WAKE UP SLEEPY AMERICANS!
Your country has been hijacked and is headed, headlong,
into a socialist dictatorship.
Could that be the message the pilot was trying to convey? Think about it.