Tuesday, March 10, 2009

'The Speaker will want to know where the planes are'

House Speaker San Fran Nan Pelosi (D-Alpha Centauri) has been treating the Air Force as her "personal airline", according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
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.

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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.
I'm sure there'll be a Congressional investigation into this. Yessiree, any time now.

Here's a link to the JW report, which was unavailable at the time of this writing, due I think to their server being crushed by the entire right-wing blogosphere.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I think any Speaker of the House should be able to use military air lift. But this silliness is beyond the pale.

Flying - while safer than driving - is not as simple as driving from point a to point b. She's jerking the Air Force around, and she doesn't even realize it.