Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Nancy Pelosi wants the equivalent of this jet, a 757, to fly her, her family, and her friends between Washington and San Francisco.
On February 1, the Washington Times published a story titled “Speaker pursues military flights,” which claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had been “pressing the Bush administration for routine access to military aircraft for domestic flights, such as trips back to her San Francisco district.” Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) also used military aircraft to travel to his district. However, the Times reported, Pelosi is “demanding permanent access to a large military jet for herself, her staff, other Members and supporters.”
Hasterts plane sat 12 and had no amenities. Nancy's "Politburo 1" will seat 45 have a state room with a full size bed, and an entertainment center. Mad Dog Murtha (head of Pentagon appropriations) called the Pentagon and told them they would be anti-feminist if they did NOT honor her request. Don't worry though it will only cost $300,000 a trip between D.C. and San Fran. Not to mention the addition to the Global Warming damage she'll be causing.
UPDATE: Murtha's Non-threat... Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., the Pelosi ally who chairs the House military appropriations subcommittee, said he has spoken to Pentagon officials about the need to provide Pelosi with a bigger plane that can fly passengers coast to coast in comfort.
But he denied pressuring the Pentagon. "I don't need to pressure them. I just tell them what they need to do,'' Murtha said. Murtha said he is convinced the Pentagon has been leaking information about the possibility that Pelosi would use large military planes to make her look bad. But he said, "They're making a mistake when they leak it because she decides on allocations for them,'' referring to the Pentagon budget. Subtle Huh