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Kennedy, Kerry flew private jets
WPRI/AP ^

Posted on 02/13/2006 4:24:22 PM PST by hole_n_one

Kennedy, Kerry flew private jets

WASHINGTON The state's two U-S Senators enjoyed several flights on corporate-owned jets last winter. Those perks are getting new attention as Congress embraces lobbying reforms amid the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal.

In one trip, Senator Edward Kennedy was whisked to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic aboard a Fisher Scientific International corporate jet.

Senator John Kerry and two political aides flew from Salt Lake City to a retreat for campaign donors and staff at his family's Idaho vacation home on a plane supplied by a real estate financing and investment firm.

Private air charters can cost thousands of dollars per hour. Under Senate rules, lawmakers are only required to pay the equivalent of first-class commercial airfare.

One reform proposal would force lawmakers to pay the full charter cost when flying on corporate jets.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 02/13/2006 4:24:24 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Doncha know... the rules don't apply to them.


2 posted on 02/13/2006 4:27:18 PM PST by BigFinn
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To: hole_n_one

They already got their talking points from Arianna --- the planes were going there anyway.


3 posted on 02/13/2006 4:28:34 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means one more chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: hole_n_one
Well, Teddy wasn't in the Pilot's seat.
Kennedy's, Pilot seats, and water are a very bad mix.
4 posted on 02/13/2006 4:29:40 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: BigFinn

All I know is Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than Dick Cheney's shotgun.


5 posted on 02/13/2006 4:29:48 PM PST by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: hole_n_one

These two tools could get caught naked with a live boy AND a dead girl in their beds and still get re-elected in that socialist utopa.


6 posted on 02/13/2006 4:30:42 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: hole_n_one
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7 posted on 02/13/2006 4:30:44 PM PST by MarineBrat (Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.)
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To: hole_n_one

They were private, but it doesn't count because they own the companies. What's more interesting is that they each take their own private jet, instead of flying with each other. They waive to each other from the jets as they are waiting on the tarmac.


8 posted on 02/13/2006 4:33:02 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: hole_n_one

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9 posted on 02/13/2006 4:36:23 PM PST by VOA
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To: hole_n_one

Kerry should be used to Private Jets.


10 posted on 02/13/2006 4:37:08 PM PST by jw777
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To: hole_n_one

Did the pilots let Kerry come into the cockpit to play?


11 posted on 02/13/2006 4:40:39 PM PST by Fintan (Proudly wasting FReepers time since 1998...)
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To: hole_n_one
Senator John Kerry and two political aides flew from Salt Lake City to a retreat for campaign donors and staff at his family's Idaho vacation home on a plane supplied by a real estate financing and investment firm.

Musta been hard working (before he was not ) on the project "How to burst Real Estate Bubble" we bin hearing soooo mmmmuch. Oh, and he was in Vietnam and got three purple faarts.

12 posted on 02/13/2006 4:45:47 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: Fintan

"you ever seen a grown man naked?"


13 posted on 02/13/2006 4:46:15 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spinsters.)
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To: fhlh

Hey Timmy do you like movies about gladiators?


14 posted on 02/13/2006 4:50:30 PM PST by hford02 (we want indictments for NSA leaks)
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To: hole_n_one

What did Kennedy fly in, a 747 freighter?


16 posted on 02/13/2006 4:56:27 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: Fintan

ROOOOOFFFL!!!!!!!!!!!! That's just dammed funny!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


17 posted on 02/13/2006 4:57:59 PM PST by KoRn
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To: fhlh

"Ever been to a Turkish prison??"


18 posted on 02/13/2006 5:05:26 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: hole_n_one

I'd just like to know why the International Union of Bricklayers needs a corporate jet in the first place ???


19 posted on 02/13/2006 5:08:01 PM PST by USMA '71
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To: hole_n_one

Maybe dizzy tizzy wouldn't let flip flopper on her plane anymore.


20 posted on 02/13/2006 5:15:16 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: hole_n_one

Kennedy, Kerry flew private parts -----would make more sense.


21 posted on 02/13/2006 5:16:45 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: hole_n_one
Under Senate rules, lawmakers are only required to pay the equivalent of first-class commercial airfare

That doesn't ring true to me; I think that's about Air Force One.

I think they have to take the charter as a "gift" and aren't suppose to do it at all. I may be wrong.

22 posted on 02/13/2006 5:16:53 PM PST by Howlin ("QUICK HE'S BLEEDING. CALL THE WASH POST!")
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To: Howlin

See #15.


23 posted on 02/13/2006 5:18:45 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: TaMoDee

C 130 cargo plane


24 posted on 02/13/2006 5:19:38 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: MarineBrat
Jimmuh smoke crack -n- I don't care!

LMAO!!

25 posted on 02/13/2006 5:19:49 PM PST by Fruitbat
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To: TaMoDee

26 posted on 02/13/2006 5:48:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: hole_n_one

Isn't that a horrible waste of natural resources?


28 posted on 02/13/2006 6:00:07 PM PST by Dante3
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To: BenLurkin; OldFriend

Yup, That's the beast. I'll achieve that pic.

OldFriend, See the beast at Post #26.

747 Freighters are HUGE!


29 posted on 02/13/2006 6:04:07 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: TaMoDee
That's actually the "Flying Guppy."
30 posted on 02/13/2006 6:07:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: csmusaret; All
Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than Dick Cheney's shotgun.

Best quote of the day...
31 posted on 02/13/2006 6:09:17 PM PST by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: doug from upland

Doesn't matter where those planes were going!

The senators must pay full commercial fare, and charter rates if applicable!

What?....These 2 clowns can't afford to pay their own way???


32 posted on 02/13/2006 6:11:36 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: hole_n_one
Kennedy, Kerry flew private jets

I thought the headline meant Kerry "flew" a jet before he didn't fly a jet...

33 posted on 02/13/2006 6:17:16 PM PST by tubebender (Everything I know about computers I learned on Free Republic...)
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To: BenLurkin

OPPS! I thought that it was different from a 747.

Who makes that "thing"?


34 posted on 02/13/2006 6:56:55 PM PST by TaMoDee
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To: MarineBrat

What a FREAKIN' Dork!!!!!!!!

This has got to be a staged picture. Kerry couldn't hold a tune with a bucket. This is supposed to appeal to the "Rock the Vote" crowd. I shudder to think how close we came to suffering him as President.

God be praised he lost.


35 posted on 02/13/2006 7:11:28 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: MarineBrat

Very LOL.


36 posted on 02/13/2006 7:12:01 PM PST by BigFinn
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To: Fintan

You like movies about gladiators, Kerry?

37 posted on 02/13/2006 7:13:35 PM PST by Centurion2000 ("If you're going to shoot somebody, Shoot! Don't talk!")
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To: MarineBrat

If I was trapped on an airplane with that idiot, and he started playing a guitar and singing, I'd smash his guitar over his head. (Remember El Kabong?)


38 posted on 02/13/2006 7:14:01 PM PST by ozzymandus
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