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Pelosi Wants Access to Military Flights ... for relatives and others
newsmax.com ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 12:30 a.m. EST

Posted on 02/01/2007 11:27:35 AM PST by InvisibleChurch

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office is pressing the White House for routine access to military aircraft for not only herself and her staff, but for relatives and other members of the California delegation as well.

A knowledgeable Washington, D.C. source called the request "carte blanche for an aircraft any time."

Another source told the Washington Times: "They are pressing the point of her succession and that the [Department of Defense] needs to play ball with the speaker's needs.”

The request originally went to the Pentagon, which passed it along to the White House.

Pelosi's request for military aircraft access is not the first from a speaker, who is second in line in presidential succession.

The speaker gained regular access to military planes after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., who was speaker at the time, began using U.S. Air Force planes for travel to and from his district for security reasons. But a former aide told the Times that Hastert did not use military planes to regularly transport his family, and Pelosi's request goes beyond what Hastert received.

Pelosi has used military aircraft for at least one trip back to her San Francisco district.

U.S. Air Force travel for members of Congress is first-rate, according to the Times. The aircraft are staffed with stewards who serve meals and tend an open bar, and communications suites allow members to conduct business while traveling.

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1 posted on 02/01/2007 11:27:38 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch

Try this instead Nancy.

http://travel.yahoo.com/?qs=f


2 posted on 02/01/2007 11:29:23 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: InvisibleChurch

OH MY GOSH....Less than a month, and look at all the revelations...just for her and Reid alone!


3 posted on 02/01/2007 11:29:27 AM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Shades of Hazel O'Leary.


4 posted on 02/01/2007 11:30:40 AM PST by Spok
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To: InvisibleChurch

I wonder if this isn't more akin to space available travel for her family? I wouldn't mind them having access to that. Treating the Air Force as an airline, though, is beyond ridiculous.


5 posted on 02/01/2007 11:30:53 AM PST by T.Smith
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Sorry Stretch..."Broomstick One" is Her Thighness personal aircraft!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA
WHO the bleedin hell does this botox babe think she is? GEEZUZ


6 posted on 02/01/2007 11:31:18 AM PST by MagUSNRET (Duncan Hunter '08!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1777269/posts


7 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:08 AM PST by radar101 (LIBERALS = Hypocrisy and Fantasy)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Little bit of an overreach. Like everything else she does its a bit tacky too.
8 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:29 AM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Democrats are trying even harder to be the Most Corrupt Congress ever!


9 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:30 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: InvisibleChurch

A knowledgeable source called the request "carte blanche for an aircraft any time."

"You'll get nothing and like it!"
(Judge Smales to nephew Spaulding-Caddyshack reference)


10 posted on 02/01/2007 11:32:49 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: InvisibleChurch

"...Gotta get away?"


11 posted on 02/01/2007 11:33:06 AM PST by RichInOC (NO! BAD Rich!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I had no idea Pelosi was so destitute. I thought she was a wealthy socialite. Who knew?


12 posted on 02/01/2007 11:34:41 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: InvisibleChurch
Pelosi Wants Access to Military Flights ... for relatives and others

Nothing's too good for our Nancy...just ask her.

13 posted on 02/01/2007 11:35:10 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: darkwing104

How about letting her use one of the C-130s from Pope AFB?
You know, with jump seats and static lines - parachutes, etc.


14 posted on 02/01/2007 11:35:33 AM PST by HiJinx (Ask me about support for our troops!)
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To: GSWarrior

Have they no sense of the disdain they would receive on such flights? I guess they are used to it and it just rolls off their back at this point.


15 posted on 02/01/2007 11:36:44 AM PST by DAC21
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To: InvisibleChurch
Pelosi Wants Access to Military Flights ... for relatives and others

I fear for the soldier that forgets to bring the Grey Poupon onboard.

16 posted on 02/01/2007 11:39:19 AM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: T.Smith
New Hampshire Flag - "Live Free Or Die"I'm afraid royalty such as Pelosi do not travel space-A. Check the following link to the services provided by the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB. 89th Wing
17 posted on 02/01/2007 11:40:38 AM PST by Old Airplane Driver (Live Free or Die)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Hey Nancy, ever heard of global warming? Draconian rules for thee, but not for me. The libtards are really funny.


18 posted on 02/01/2007 11:41:53 AM PST by Tarpon
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To: InvisibleChurch
U.S. Air Force travel for members of Congress is first-rate, according to the Times. The aircraft are staffed with stewards who serve meals and tend an open bar, and communications suites allow members to conduct business while traveling.

Cut them all off. If our troops are going without enough training time, including flight hours for pilots, then the Congressional fat cats, and SES civil servants, can fly first class on commercial air. Or better yet, coach back with the taxpayers.

19 posted on 02/01/2007 11:42:49 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: DAC21

"Have they no sense of the disdain they would receive on such flights? I guess they are used to it and it just rolls off their back at this point."

We. Don't. Matter.


20 posted on 02/01/2007 11:43:35 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Ignorance should be painful)
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To: HiJinx

"Oops! Sorry Nancy, didn't realize you were sitting on the bomb bay doors when we opened them!!"


21 posted on 02/01/2007 11:45:22 AM PST by fredhead (Teach a man to fish.......and he'll fish for a lifetime.)
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To: T.Smith
I wonder if this isn't more akin to space available travel for her family? I wouldn't mind them having access to that.

I would. The can pay their own way on commercial aircraft. It's not like they aren't rolling in money anyway. Space A is for active duty, their families as well as retirees and their families, not for fat cat CongressCritters.

For official government business travel, they can get a travel authorization and fly commercial on the taxpayer

22 posted on 02/01/2007 11:46:06 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: lowbridge
I fear for the soldier that forgets to bring the Grey Poupon onboard.

Airmen not soldiers. Occasionally Navy or Marine Aviation types.

23 posted on 02/01/2007 11:48:04 AM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Airmen not soldiers.

To-may-to, to-mah-to ;-)

24 posted on 02/01/2007 11:52:26 AM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: GSWarrior
I had no idea Pelosi was so destitute. I thought she was a wealthy socialite. Who knew?

http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/overview.asp?type=W&cycle=2005&filter=H

25 posted on 02/01/2007 12:01:00 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: El Gato
Maybe she needs to call Kerry (gigolo) and ask if his money tree wife could take them back and forth.
26 posted on 02/01/2007 12:01:43 PM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I can hardly stomach the thought of free air travel for her much less her family. The answer is a big fat "NO".


27 posted on 02/01/2007 12:02:27 PM PST by freekitty
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To: T.Smith
I wonder if this isn't more akin to space available travel for her family?

Her highness don't play dat. We're talking first-class outfitted, on-demand private jet stuff here.

28 posted on 02/01/2007 12:05:29 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: InvisibleChurch; smoothsailing
Queen Nan's preferred mode of transportation.

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29 posted on 02/01/2007 12:05:50 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: InvisibleChurch

For her as speaker, fine, as operational requirements permit. For the rest of her band of degenerates they should pay their own way.


30 posted on 02/01/2007 12:07:15 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: jazusamo

Shove the flying monkey up her arse and she'll travel twice as fast.


31 posted on 02/01/2007 12:08:58 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: jazusamo
Queen Nan's preferred mode of transportation.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Reminds me of that 1993 joke:

Q. How come no Halloween and Thanksgiving in Little Rock this year?

A. Because the witch flew out of town and took the turkey with her.


32 posted on 02/01/2007 12:10:09 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: HiJinx

How about they put her in the rear seat of a jet fighter, you know, the one with a barf bag.


33 posted on 02/01/2007 12:13:46 PM PST by patj
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To: InvisibleChurch; All
Remember that San Francisco banned the ROTC and military recruiters.

See my reply #64 (also reply #69) and links to several articles on the earlier thread here.

34 posted on 02/01/2007 12:18:15 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Global warming = A lie told often enough, is eventually accepted as the truth.)
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To: DAC21
$186,000.00 a year.. ( actually, a bit more.. )

They are "better" than us...

35 posted on 02/01/2007 12:19:43 PM PST by Drammach ("If you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." -- Benjamin Franklin)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Sure, hop on! Please move to the back of the bus...


36 posted on 02/01/2007 12:22:07 PM PST by rbookward (When 900 years old you are, type as well you will not!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

All members of Congress should ride coach on a commercial airline.


37 posted on 02/01/2007 12:22:55 PM PST by trumandogz (Rudy G 2008: The "G" Stands For Gun Grabbing & Gay Lovin.)
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To: trumandogz

To stop this...just have the AF procure 40 x dual-engine prop-jobs...and offer free flights but it must be over 600 miles to make it economically feasible. Pelosi will halt her use of flights overnight...after a 12-hour flight on a prop-job to get back to San Fran.


38 posted on 02/01/2007 12:27:07 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: El Gato
"I wonder if this isn't more akin to space available travel for her family?"

Don't believe for a minute that dame Nancy would tolerate the uncertainties of space-A for anyone she even knew moderately well.

Simply authorizing military flight by any congressionally linked civilian would guarantee first class treatment and would not, repeat - not, involve a C-130 or jumping basse to base in the local hack.

39 posted on 02/01/2007 12:29:03 PM PST by norton
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To: ducks1944

THE FLYING SQUIRREL!


40 posted on 02/01/2007 12:29:34 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Most ethical congress in history, pay as you go, an end to lobbying perks, a transparent congress ...... yeah, right!


41 posted on 02/01/2007 12:29:38 PM PST by DakotaRed
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To: InvisibleChurch

I think somebody owes John Sununu an apology!


42 posted on 02/01/2007 12:32:10 PM PST by sittnick (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: T.Smith

There has to be an old C-47 out in the desert in mothballs that Nancy and company can have. Or maybe General Mac's old B-17, Bataan, is still around someplace.


43 posted on 02/01/2007 12:32:48 PM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: InvisibleChurch

The ONLY military aircraft she should be allowed as a passenger are DRONES.....


44 posted on 02/01/2007 12:33:14 PM PST by traditional1
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To: InvisibleChurch

Dont think for one minute Nancy wants access to flights. What she wants is her own Gulfstream and two pilots at her beck and call. She has no intention of flying with the Hoy palloy.


45 posted on 02/01/2007 12:35:49 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: traditional1
Who does she think she is? Queen Hilabeast?
46 posted on 02/01/2007 12:36:04 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: InvisibleChurch

On second thought, due to Kalifornia's over-whelming energy concerns, she ought to ask for government gliders, or weather balloons.....


47 posted on 02/01/2007 12:36:29 PM PST by traditional1
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To: InvisibleChurch

Business as usual when the Dimos are in power.


48 posted on 02/01/2007 12:37:33 PM PST by Pistolshot (Condi 2008.<------added January 2004. Remember you heard it here first)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Isn't there a . . . well . . . a . . .

DRONE

somewhere that she could take . . .

maybe one especially prone to being hacked by terrorists?


49 posted on 02/01/2007 12:37:49 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE & HIS ENEMIES BE 100% DONE-IN; & ISLAM & TRAITORS FLUSHED)
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To: TYVets

At least Hildy uses her broom for travel!


50 posted on 02/01/2007 12:38:33 PM PST by traditional1
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