Air Pelosi

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by hapaboy, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Pelosi Made Repeated Requests for Military Aircraft, Documents Show

    Representatives for Judicial Watch, which obtained e-mails and other documents showing the requests, say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly requested military aircraft to shuttle her and her colleagues and family around the country, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group.

    Representatives for Judicial Watch, which obtained e-mails and other documents from a Freedom of Information request, said the correspondence shows Pelosi has abused the system in place to accommodate congressional leaders and treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."

    The e-mails showed repeated attempts by Pelosi aides to request aircraft, sometimes aggressively, and by Department of Defense officials to accommodate them.

    "I think that's above and beyond what other members of Congress are doing and what is expected of our elected officials," said Jenny Small, a researcher with the group.

    The group reported that Pelosi was notorious for making special demands for high-end aircraft, lodging last-minute cancellations, and racking up additional expenses for the military.

    In one e-mail, aide Kay King complained to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess.

    "It is my understanding there are NO G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable ... The Speaker will want to know where the planes are," King wrote.

    In another, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King wrote: "This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset Speaker."
    Pelosi's office has not yet responded to requests for comment.
     
  2. Curious Haps ....did the previous Speaker Dennis Hastert(r) do the same thing?
     
  3. If he did, he should be denounced as well, Doc. Why don't you look that up - cuz we all know you're bipartisan and look at all sides of an argument before posting anything, right? :)
     
  4. Thanks. "Senior Legislative Assistant for Foreign and Defense Policy to Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. " Interesting.
     
  5. No need to look it up.

    The speaker of house was affording military aircarft for travel after 911 as per the patriot act.


     
  6. and that bitch wants to know where the got damn planes are! gimmee some got damn planes ...NOW!!

    She knows she better speak up before Biden makes a speech and plagiarizes the whole damn thing.


     
  7. The article I posted states that Pelosi "has repeatedly requested military aircraft to shuttle her and her colleagues and family around the country."

    If that is the case with her predecessor, and if you have comparisons between Pelosi's use of military aircraft vs her predecessor, please advise.

    Thanks.
     
  8. The article you posted was sourced by an anonymous conservative watchdog group. I thought you may get the joke on that...but maybe not.

     
  9. Judicial Watch is "anonymous"?
     
    #10     Mar 10, 2009