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Pelosi' want's her own AF jet.

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posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 12:58 PM
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Gee, she wants to cut the military, they can cut her jet first!!!

She can take her flip flops with her thru TSA gates along with the rest of us.

When did serving citizens become a ticket to royalty handling, spoiled witch.

She is not the President or Vise President and is NOT entitled to AirForce dedicated jets!



Pelosi's push for jet remains up in air
By Rowan Scarborough and Charles Hurt
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The Bush administration has agreed to provide House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with regular access to an Air Force passenger jet, but the two sides are negotiating whether she will get the big aircraft she wants and who she may take as passengers, according to congressional and administration sources.

www.washingtontimes.com...




posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 01:00 PM
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Since 9/11, her predecessor was entitled to use a private AF jet to ensure his safety. She wants the same thing, except bigger.



Personally I think she would be better off in coach with the real people she ostensibly serves - you know, the ones who pay her salary.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 01:01 PM
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This is just another sign that both parties are only interested in one thing..what they can get for themselves.

If the Republicans were still in power, and Hastert wanted a big jet, the Dems would be up in arms.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 01:01 PM
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Thats great! She wants the BIG ONE!!

Im sure Al Gore is okay with this? Oh the poor Earth!

Ill get rid of my pick-up when polticians and preachy Hollywood types lay off the private flights.

Whats worse is the politicians are making you and me pay for it.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by SIRR1
Gee, she wants to cut the military, they can cut her jet first!!!

She can take her flip flops with her thru TSA gates along with the rest of us.

When did serving citizens become a ticket to royalty handling, spoiled witch.

She is not the President or Vise President and is NOT entitled to AirForce dedicated jets!

I agree. It was just as bad when Hastert was getting the use of a military plane. They do not need a military escort to travel to their districts. Fly coach like everyone else.



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 02:48 PM
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Since the Speaker of the House is only two heartbeats away from the Presidency, I don't think it's a bad idea to provide her with military transport.

However, it does seem Pelosi's demands were excessive, as she refused any plane that had to make a refueling stop between D.C. and California and also wanted enough room in the plane for all her staff and family. This leads me to believe that she wasn't interested in any government continuity issues, just the comfort and luxury of a special Air Force plane for her and her friends and family. She's not the President, she certainly doesn't deserve her own Air Force 1!



posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 02:05 AM
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I agree she should fly coach - they all should, from the President on down.

A terrorist would have to be completely and utterly retarded to attack our politicians - that's like killing the fleas to spite the dog.

:shk:



posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by SIRR1
She can take her flip flops with her thru TSA gates along with the rest of us. When did serving citizens become a ticket to royalty handling, spoiled witch.

You do realize that the previous speaker of the house had a nicely accomodated military jet, right?

So I guess Hastert is the spoiled witch here.



as she refused any plane that had to make a refueling stop between D.C. and California and also wanted enough room in the plane for all her staff and family

That doesn't seem unreasonable. If she is getting a jet, might as well be one that can carry her family and staff, and that can take her from her district to her office.



posted on Feb, 8 2007 @ 08:18 AM
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"Nonstop service is not guaranteed, meaning she's getting Hastert's plane and nothing bigger," the congressional source said, referring to the commuter jet Mr. Hastert began using for security reasons after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

In addition, the letter stipulates that the Air Force will only fly her between Washington and her San Francisco district and places limits on who can travel with her.

"Non-governmental personnel, i.e. political supporters and contributors, may not fly," the congressional source said yesterday, paraphrasing the letter sent to Mrs. Pelosi.

"The plane may not ferry her to any political events and other members may only accompany her after approval by the House ethics committee, which means Republicans would have to OK it."

Immediate family members who fly with her must pay the U.S. Treasury for the flight.


By Charles Hurt and Rowan Scarborough
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
February 8, 2007

The Department of Defense yesterday sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that puts limits on the size of the plane she may use to travel across the country and restricts the guests she can bring, The Washington Times has learned.

A congressional source who read the letter signed by Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Wilkie said it essentially limits her to the commuter plane used by former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, which requires refueling to travel from Washington to Mrs. Pelosi's San Francisco district.

A second source, in the Bush administration, confirmed the contents of the letter.

www.washingtontimes.com...



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