Skip to comments.Pentagon Rejects Speaker Pelosi's Request for Military Aircraft
Posted on 02/07/2007 5:42:02 PM PST by Hadean
A source close to the controversy over the request made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for use of a military plane that can fly to and from her home district in San Francisco, Calif., without having to stop to refuel, tells ABC News that the Pentagon has rebuffed Pelosi's request.
The source says that Pentagon officials and the Bush administration have instead offered Pelosi use of the same plane made available to former Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois: a C-20, which seats about 12 passengers and five crew members.
A C-20 can make the 700-mile flight to Hastert's Aurora, Ill., district easily but would generally have to stop to refuel to complete the 2,800-mile trip from Washington D.C. to the San Francisco Bay Area, depending on the headwinds.
Pelosi has expressed concern about having to stop and refuel, primarily for security reasons, her office says. Since 9/11, the Speaker of the House second in line behind the Vice President in the line of presidential succession has been able to use a military plane for travel, for security reasons.
In response to the Pentagon offer, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly tells ABC News, "We appreciate the Defense Department's continuing concern for the Speaker's security. We are reviewing their letter."
Why can't she use her brooom???????
What make her hot stuff that she can't used commerical plane she is first Speaker of the house ask for special plane
I didn't hear jack from previous speaker like Hasbert Ginrich or whoever
Nice to see ABC chose to omit a few key details, like the fact that Bela Pelosi's request was for way more than just herself.
LOL... Mrs Pelosi you are the best friend for terrorists by your defeatist attitude that gives them aid and comfort all the time. You are for sure not on their target list.
"Why can't she use her brooom???????"
STFU, Nancy. You'll take whatever aircraft you're given.
Good! They didn't cave on this one.
Tell the witch to ride her broomstick. She can ride on it or use it wherever the sun don't shine.
She just wants to make sure she does not have to stop in "fly-over" country!
Why is she constantly flying back and forth?
Is she like Vlad Drac, where she has to sleep in her home soil or she'll die?
Stay in Washington and do some work, dammit!
Pelosi thinks she's royalty. Please someone inform her that she's lower than a snakes belly. I don't think even a snake would associate with her.
Fort Bliss and White Sands are plenty secure, include the approach paths, so her argument is 100% BS.
Let's see what the witch does with the military budget. Like was posted above she should just stay with her broom.
MSM touting an untruth. That is not spelled out in the Constitution. If it comes down to who follows the VP the decision will be made by SCOTUS.
How dare she even ask for one.
These Democrats are worse than the Roman Senate.
The c-20 was fine. Pelosi doesn't need any more then that. She's just lucky the pentagon doesn't tell her to pound sand and take commercial.
Why, golly! How is our Squeaker of the House going to haul her Royal Hindass around the country? Why, I think a Royal Carriage carried by slaves might do for her.
What an a##hole! Typical liberal hypocrasy!
Isn't a C-20 a Gulfstream III? If it is, it most certainly CAN fly coast to coast--especially with long runways like Andrews AFB and San Fran Intl!!! The statement that a GIII cannot fly coast to coast is ridiculous.
Such a class act. Just like the Clintons.
Hate to say it, folks, but she has a point. If a Speaker was from Hawaii, she would be entitled to secure transport and a C-20 probably won't do it.
OTOH, she's not from Hawaii, and a fuel stop is not a horrible price to pay to not be flying commercial.
Good for the Pentagon. The refueling issue is silly. Don't these planes refuel at military bases (the safest places in the US)?
It has a nice ring to it! They couldn't say screw you you diva Beeatch!
Anybody notice her boy Murtha pressure for the plane? I guess that shows how much respect the Pentagon has for Murtha.
I hope they don't? But I'm afraid that this is just the end of round one!I hardly think that Pelosi will drop the issue and simply say, "OK"!!!!!!
Ain't that a hoot; the very war she's trashing she now uses as an excuse to get a 757! Yeah, you read that right; that's what she wanted.
And she wanted to take the press and her friends with her.
And if she's worried about security, she can land at a military base.
Like her mobbed-up Baltimore Democrat pals.
As are Fort Riley, Fort Sill, and Fort Hood.
Maybe if the commute is too hard for Nancy, she should quit her job.
Let her land and refuel at a military base.
Did you know she demanded a 757? Bigger than Air Force one!
I think they will cave on the refueling issue but not on the entorage issue.
757's are not bigger than Air force one 747-400
A C-20 does NOT have to refuel flying coast to coast!!!
C-20's are equipped for in-flight refueling.
And the argument wasn't that she wanted it to fly her, or her entourage, it was that she wanted it to fly her entourage, when she wasn't on it.
Air taxi service, a'la you and me.
Typical, ego and the entourage sounds like the real reasons.
Will they rename whatever plane she ends up with "Palomino One"?
Scary stuff, folks, imho ...
Click here or on the pic to hear
the Socialist Pelosi Pig squeal !
From those links, these excerpts ...
"DSA/USA, the 'Democratic Socialists of America' are the U.S. arm of the Socialist International. They share the symbol of the fist holding the rose, and they share the tasks to be accomplished in our case, an altogether different America ...
"Some time ago the date is missing from the descriptions 58 members of the U.S. House of Representatives formed a subdivision of the Democratic Socialists of America and called it the Progressive Caucus. Their statement of purpose, as well as their membership list, formed an integral part of the dsausa Web site (www.dsausa.org ). The membership list appeared on the screen with the continuous background of the fist holding the rose, should anyone have missed the connection with the Socialist International."
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the likely [she is now] new minority leader in the House of Representatives, serves on the executive committee of the socialist-leaning Progressive Caucus, a bloc of about 60 votes or nearly 30 percent of the minority vote in the lower chamber.
The Democratic Socialists of America's chief organizing goal is to work within the Democratic Party and remove the stigma attached to "socialism" in the eyes of most Americans.
"Stress our Democratic Party strategy and electoral work," explains an organizing document of the DSA. "The Democratic Party is something the public understands, and association with it takes the edge off. Stressing our Democratic Party work will establish some distance from the radical subculture and help integrate you to the milieu of the young liberals."
She would need a C-5 just to haul her ego around.
Air force one is any military aircraft that has the president aboard its not a plane however the current plane
for Bush is a 747 that is bigger than a 757 ok
How can she have security concerns refueling between DC and SFO if there is no domestic terrorism threat?
Thank you for the correction; I just assumed it was.
But it's big, right? I hope so, I"m getting ready to get on one!
Actually, I'd prefer she stay away.