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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.
Doncha know... the rules don't apply to them.
They already got their talking points from Arianna --- the planes were going there anyway.
All I know is Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than Dick Cheney's shotgun.
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.
Jimmuh smoke crack -n- I don't care!
Jimmuh smoke crack -n- I don't care!
Jimmuh smoke crack -n- I don't caaaaaaare!
Muh master paid my waaaayyyyy!
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.
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Do As I Say (Not As I Do) : Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy
by Peter Schweizer
Kerry should be used to Private Jets.
Did the pilots let Kerry come into the cockpit to play?
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.
"you ever seen a grown man naked?"
Hey Timmy do you like movies about gladiators?
What did Kennedy fly in, a 747 freighter?
ROOOOOFFFL!!!!!!!!!!!! That's just dammed funny!!!!!!!
"Ever been to a Turkish prison??"
I'd just like to know why the International Union of Bricklayers needs a corporate jet in the first place ???
Maybe dizzy tizzy wouldn't let flip flopper on her plane anymore.
Kennedy, Kerry flew private parts -----would make more sense.
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.
C 130 cargo plane
Isn't that a horrible waste of natural resources?
Yup, That's the beast. I'll achieve that pic.
OldFriend, See the beast at Post #26.
747 Freighters are HUGE!
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???
I thought the headline meant Kerry "flew" a jet before he didn't fly a jet...
OPPS! I thought that it was different from a 747.
Who makes that "thing"?
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.
You like movies about gladiators, Kerry?
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?)