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Posted on 01/30/2011 5:49:51 AM PST by IbJensen
Despite the media firestorm over her military travel abuses, Nancy Pelosi continued to use the United States Air Force as her own personal travel agency right up until her final days as House Speaker according to documents we uncovered from the Air Force.
According to these new documents, which we obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for 43 flights from January 1 to October 1, 2010. By comparison, Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the previous nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010, according to previous documents we uncovered.
So, in other words, she did not back off at all from her pattern of abuse.
Heres a quick summary of what these documents include: a mission activity chart detailing all of former Speaker Pelosis flights January 1 to October 1, 2010, as well as detailed shopping lists for some flights, flight authorization forms, mission expense records and internal Air Force correspondence related to the flights.
And here are two quick highlights:
Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for a total of 43 trips, covering 90,155 miles, from January 1 through October 1, 2010. The Air Force documented in-flight expenses for 22 of these flights totaling $1,821.33. The Air Force did not provide expense information for the remaining 21 flights.
Former Speaker Pelosi received chocolate-covered strawberries as a birthday surprise on a March 26, 2010, flight. According to one internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010: The speakers office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert (sic). Its the speakers B-Day tomorrow so were also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred) The immediate response to the email from another member of the Air Force staff: Copy all. Well plan something for the birthday and take care of the meal. Judicial Watch was the first to expose this scandal, and all of you who support us deserve credit for helping us with the resources for this major investigation. Weve uncovered some incredible details regarding Pelosis abuse of military travel, leading to a tremendous amount of press coverage on the scandal. (Our hard work certainly led to new Speaker John Boehners decision to fly commercial.)
You may recall, according to previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, Pelosis military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
In fact, check out this purchase list from one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Baileys Irish Cream, Makers Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.
We also uncovered internal Department of Defense (DOD) email correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosis numerous requests for military escorts and military aircraft, as well as Pelosis last minute cancellations and changes. For example, in response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, Any chance of politely querying [Pelosis team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?...[T]heres no need to block every weekend just in case... The email also notes that Pelosi's office had, a history of canceling many of their past requests.
The elitists attitudes in Washington perpetuates this kind of thinking and behavior and we the people have allowed these kind of atrocities to become common place in politics today..SHAME ON US! Wake up America!!!
A skank with money and privilege.
What? Either you need coffee or I do.
Americans need to be reminded government employees are our servants. The elite, in no way, consider themselves as our servants. Pampered elitist are of the mindset, people serve them.
Reading it twice doesn’t help either. Pour me a cup, also, with a side order of peanuts. ;)
She’s definetely going down in history with the likes of Lucrezia Borgia and Tom Delay. But, I have to admit I felt a twinge of back-handed respect for her for sitting on her own side of the aisle at the SOTU.
it did command...get in their face...
The Scanadl is that she got authorised to use a Government plane at all.
She could have flown first class commercial.
But she was too good to sit with ordinary Americans.
Why first class??? For a woman with no class at all, taxpayers should not have been required to pay for anything other than an economy class ticket....If she wanted to upgrade, it should have come out of her own pocket....she is a very wealthy woman, after all....
It’s the old Golden Rule: Those with the gold (power) make the rules...
This shocking abuse led to new House Speaker John Boehners decision to fly commercial.
Then-Speaker Pelosis use of United States Air Force planes cost taxpayers $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
On one flight, the speakers office requested egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for dessert. For her B-Day, they asked for chocolate-covered strawberries w/ dark chocolate.
In one free-loading congressional junket led by Pelosi the DC delegation traveled May 15-20, 2008 through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq.
Johnny Walker Red scotch,
Grey Goose vodka,
Baileys Irish Cream,
Makers Mark whiskey,
Bacardi Light rum,
Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin,
Bombay Sapphire gin,
Jack Daniels whiskey,
Corona beer, and,
several bottles of wine.
The array of specific alcoholic brands compels one to wonder how much time Pelosi's tax-paid staff spent getting the drink orders together.
We need a law to compel the public exposition of all emails, textings, cell phone records, snail mails, etc by these "public (gag) servants."
The Tea Party should send her a bill....
You got that right!
So by my calculations, $2.1 million divided by 120 flights in 2 years (45 flights in 9 months prorates to 60 flights per year) equals $17,500 per flight. Compare that to flying first class and booking your flight at the last possible minute (as if you could never PLAN your flight schedule) which would be on the order of $1,500 or so for trans-continental airfare. Let's simply use $1,750 per first class flight which is a 90% savings.
Typical government entrenched liberal elitist behavior.
Why did she need a military escort? She was and is a nobody.
All these congress critters should get ZERO travel expense and work from their home districts. Millions of Americans telecommute. Some do it from other countries!
If the “representatives” had to work from their home districts, we could keep an eye on them, they would be more representative of their constituents, and greedy filth like Pelosi wouldn’t find the “job” elitist enough and would spare the nation their greedy, selfish contempt.
Is there anything more terrifying than the thought of being on an airplane with Nancy Pelosi after she's eaten egg salad sandwiches?
Why first class??? For a woman with no class at all, taxpayers should not have been required to pay for anything other than an economy class ticket....If she wanted to upgrade, it should have come out of her own pocket....she is a very wealthy woman, after all...
Right! These people are going to Washington to SERVE are they not? Let them pay there own way. God knows they have the money. It’s all about power and control. Pity.
Oh really? Care to back that up with some facts Mr. Fitton?
I suspect Boehner is flying commercial because he's not an arrogant asshole like Pelosi. He has always flown commercial so he's just doing what he's always done.
C'mon. Tell the truth. How many of you would like to take that finger and bend it back...?
Course, I’d love to bend it back-—but I’m not that strong-—
I want to see it bent back in two, and unsocketed-—ROTFL.
I bet, give the chance, you'd find the strength. I believe in you...!
(Blush) Thanks for the vote of confidence.
I’m gonna start working out NOW.
Courvoisier cognacWell there you have it. Nan was thinking of 'the little people' and saving money. She could have
Plus she had that crap 'beer' called Corona(1), instead of some REAL Beer, like Beck's Beer.
(1) Maybe Nan ordered that Corona crap for the slaves who toil away on her California Plantation.
“Is there anything more terrifying than the thought of being...”
In a locked panic room that has faulty ventilation with Hillary, Shakes Reno, Madelaine Albright, Helen Thomas, and Rosie O after an all night bean burrito bender.
If Pelosi was given my coffee, her face would become animate on its own, detach, and attack innocent bystanders.
“...and in a twist on Vladimir Lenin, the zampolit from Kommisar Pelosi’s office had her face and right hand bronzed upon her death, to be viewed by her mourners for posterity. Bronzing was only partially effective as they had to wring a gallon of botox out before they could proceed.” -future Wikipedia entry.