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BS Story on Bush and Air Force One
rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 3-5-04 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/05/2004 7:29:11 PM PST by Indy Pendance

The Washington Post: "When President Bush headed west Wednesday to raise more than $2 million for his re-election, his campaign enjoyed one of the greatest bargains in American politics: all-day use of Air Force One for the price of a few first-class air fares. Although the trip had an explicitly political purpose, taxpayers will pick up most of the expenses, as they did for President Clinton and his predecessors."

They mention Clinton now, but did they mention this perk in such ominous tones during his 1996 reelection campaign? Did they talk about how he was "getting a deal" on Air Force One when he and later Hillary used it to campaign and raise money? Nooooo. And, by the way, Clinton was taking Air Force One to parties. This is no different than it is for any sitting president running for reelection, yet somehow the Washington Post only points it out when a Republican is seeking a second term.

Bush Capitalizes On Travel Bargain


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1996; airforceone; doublestandard; gwb2004; liberalmedia; mediabias; napalminthemorning; rush; wp; x42

1 posted on 03/05/2004 7:29:12 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
Arrrrghh!! Where we these guys when Hillary! and Chelsea the Wonderdog were riding camels in Morocco?
2 posted on 03/05/2004 7:31:10 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: annyokie
Or when Bubba brought over 500 of his best friends to Africa?

Where were all the breathless stories about urban homeless when Bill Clinton was in office?

3 posted on 03/05/2004 7:33:10 PM PST by gaijin
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To: annyokie
Or how about the Korea trip?
4 posted on 03/05/2004 7:34:09 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: gaijin
You silly! There are only homeless when a Republican is in office. Refer to your handbook.
5 posted on 03/05/2004 7:34:47 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: Indy Pendance
My all time favorite is the trip to CHINA (!???!) for the Human Rights Commision event.
6 posted on 03/05/2004 7:35:39 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: annyokie
My all time favorite is the trip to CHINA (!???!) for the Human Rights Commision event.

Talk about pouring oil into vinegar...

7 posted on 03/05/2004 7:37:07 PM PST by MegaSilver
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To: annyokie
Maybe I'm confusing the trips, gee, ya think it *might* be possible? But, what was the trip where Chelsea and Mrs. i42 were photographed with in straw hats?
8 posted on 03/05/2004 7:38:02 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
No, you're right, that was NORTH Korea. The mind boggles.
9 posted on 03/05/2004 7:38:53 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: MegaSilver
Talk about pouring oil into vinegar...


Yep. There were women being forced into late term abortions and Hillary! is yacking about how forward thinking they are.
10 posted on 03/05/2004 7:40:18 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Yep when Bubba diverted military aircraft to ferry his friends around Africa...aircraft needed to be on alert for our defense...
11 posted on 03/05/2004 7:41:11 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: annyokie
Refer to your red handbook.
12 posted on 03/05/2004 7:43:38 PM PST by PokeyJoe (Did somebody say "holy war?")
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To: PokeyJoe
LOL You know what I mean. I'm still counting those 100,000 cops BJ added to the force. Not.
13 posted on 03/05/2004 7:45:29 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: Indy Pendance
I remember when Bubba went to CA once. Didn't he have a $2000 haircut on the LA tarmac at our expense and tie up air traffic for 2 hours at our expense?
14 posted on 03/05/2004 7:46:03 PM PST by wattsup (wattsup)
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To: annyokie
Maybe you forgot about Al Gore jetting over to Japan to sign the Kyoto accord on clean air. You can't make this stuff up.
15 posted on 03/05/2004 7:46:12 PM PST by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: Joe_October
That's okay, after all, he invented the internet. ; )
16 posted on 03/05/2004 7:47:22 PM PST by annyokie (There are two sides to every argument, but I'm too busy to listen to yours.)
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To: wattsup
I remember when Bubba went to CA once. Didn't he have a $2000 haircut on the LA tarmac at our expense and tie up air traffic for 2 hours at our expense?

No, that was a $200.00 haircut

17 posted on 03/05/2004 7:52:36 PM PST by Kaslin (It is now more important then ever that we re-elect President Bush)
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To: gaijin
Yeah, and Bubba took over 1000 of his pals on his Red China Homage Tour.

You've got to laugh at the excessive preening and vamping the mainstream press is doing disgustingly for free for the democrat party. Have they no pride? What a bunch of cheap whores willing to do anything for the DNC Schlockmeisters.

All I can say is keep it up, the majority of the American people aren't that impressed or satisfied with their cheap performance.

What a bunch of clymer suckers.

18 posted on 03/05/2004 7:55:33 PM PST by harpo11 (Give 'em Hell Team Bush! The Right Didn't Start the Fire! We're Fightin' to Put It Out!)
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To: Indy Pendance
I don't recall the press objecting to the Clinton's billion dollar foray to the People's Republic of China to kiss the behinds of the Butcher's of Beijing for their laundered campaign contributions.
19 posted on 03/05/2004 9:09:36 PM PST by Reelect President Dubya (Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
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To: Kaslin
sorry about that the extra zero got away from me and I didn't catch it on the edit.
20 posted on 03/05/2004 9:24:53 PM PST by wattsup (wattsup)
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To: Indy Pendance
This is all perfectly legal according to the rules set out for such things. As long as the Chief Executive travels via AF1 on official presidential business at whatever destination, he can use the time there for fund raising.

For heaven's sake, how is the SS going to protect him if he travels any other way? It would therefore seem the objection is to the GOP President using his time for fund raising, because there isn't any other way for his life to be secure if he doesn't go by his official transport.

It's not news, no matter what the liberal press says.

As if the liberal press would ever deny a democrat president the right to follow this procedure!


21 posted on 03/05/2004 9:33:13 PM PST by GretchenEE (!)
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To: wattsup
Some have implied that "haircut" was a euphemism.
22 posted on 03/05/2004 9:39:21 PM PST by GretchenEE (!)
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To: gaijin
And when President Goober was attending up to three fund-raisers a day the press loved it, claiming bulging campaign coffers were indications of voter approval. Newsweek had a picture of Clinton on its cover with the title "Fundraiser in Chief!" The article inside rhapsodized about how he had raised more money than any president in history. Yeah...from China.
23 posted on 03/05/2004 10:24:44 PM PST by Deb (My Tag Skies to Gotham & Con-Fabs With Net Prexies)
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To: gaijin; annyokie
Or when a steady stream (appropriate metaphor, eh?) of Hollywood empty-heads were smokin' dope and bouncing on the bed in the Lincoln bedroom?
24 posted on 03/05/2004 11:39:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (but I'd still like to personally thank the Democrats for nominating John Kerry!)
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To: Kaslin
He got 200.00 dollar haircuts and he still looked like THAT?
25 posted on 03/05/2004 11:58:38 PM PST by texasflower (in the event of the rapture.......the Bush White House will be unmanned)
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