Pelosi Made Repeated Requests for Military Aircraft, Documents Show

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    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





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    what an asswipe
     
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    "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.

    a G5 costs about $7000/hr to run and would consume approximately 10,000 gallons of fuel for a round trip SF-DC.

    get on a fucking airliner and shut your yap, nancy.
     
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    What is a G5?
     
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    I hope she got enough carbon credits for those little trips. Otherwise, Al Gore is gonna be pissed!
     
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    did anyone complain when dennis hastert took military planes?

    oops...

    Think Progress » Hastert Used Military Aircraft To Fly Foley Page Scandal Figure To Washington

    Sweet column: Pelosi's plane flap. Hastert's fed jet flights. - Lynn Sweet
     
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    yeah, i did. this notion that they did it, so no one should complain when we do it, is horseshit, pure and simple. i'm sick of pols grabbing with both hands and acting like they're doing me a favor.
     
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    I agree with you one thousand per cent. But I also think the people fussing about it (not you, Del... the ones running around like this is something new and specific to Pelosi) are disingenuous.
     
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    how cute....and after she gave the big three shit for flying to a hearing.....

    is your point that she is just as bad as republicans.....
     
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    well, you have to admit, it probably wasn't very bright to show up begging for money when they flew there in three private jets.....

    same as it wasn't very bright of the banks to use the money handed to them without being accounted for by Bush & Co. for bonuses and retreats.
     

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