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Pelosi, Snow slam critics: 'Silly story' (TONY TRIES TO ACCOMODATE NANCY'S DESIRE FOR A BIGGER RIDE)
SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2007 | Edward Epstein, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Posted on 02/08/2007 10:27:25 AM PST by Chi-townChief

(02-08) 09:45 PST WASHINGTON D.C. -- A political odd couple, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House spokesman Tony Snow, today slammed critics of Pelosi's bid to use a government plane that can fly her nonstop between Washington and her home district in San Francisco.

"This is a silly story, and I think it's been unfair to the speaker,'' Snow told reporters.

E-mail Edward Epstein at eepstein@sfchronicle.com.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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1 posted on 02/08/2007 10:27:30 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

Tony, begging for good press, sickening.


2 posted on 02/08/2007 10:29:45 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Chi-townChief
White House rolls over again. Not surprised.

And what does the Snowman think of Murtha's threat to cut of defense funds if they don't get their way?

3 posted on 02/08/2007 10:29:49 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Chi-townChief

I can't think of anything to describe that, but if I do, it won't be very nice.


4 posted on 02/08/2007 10:31:01 AM PST by wastedyears ( "Gun control is hitting your target accurately." - Richard Marcinko)
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To: Chi-townChief

Ahhh, just be done with it and give her AirForce One. But be sure to paint a broom on the tail.


5 posted on 02/08/2007 10:31:38 AM PST by BigFinn (LIBS: BIG HATS, NO CATTLE.)
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To: MaestroLC

6 posted on 02/08/2007 10:31:50 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: MaestroLC
Don't you get it, it's a win-win for Bush.

Why, ask the Bush-can-do-no-wrong posters.
7 posted on 02/08/2007 10:32:18 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: roses of sharon

What else do you expect him to say? He characterized it as silly, but it's STILL a story.

And the White House isn't spreading it.


8 posted on 02/08/2007 10:32:42 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: MaestroLC
At first I thought they were doing the good cop/bad cop thing.

But after Murtha's threat, I don't care anymore.

If the WH caves into this...

9 posted on 02/08/2007 10:33:08 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Chi-townChief

The White House should come to Pelosi's rescue. I am sure she would do the same for her (sarc).


10 posted on 02/08/2007 10:33:14 AM PST by NeilGus
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To: rollo tomasi

Why don't you entertain us all with what exactly the press secretary to the sitting Republican president of the United States should have said about the Number 3 in the line of succession with regard to this story?

Would you have been satisfied if Tony had called her a greedy bitch?

Some of you political novices make the most inane statements.


11 posted on 02/08/2007 10:34:29 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: roses of sharon

Tony misses another perfect opportunity to demagogue this issue. Pity...


12 posted on 02/08/2007 10:35:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Supposedly, the issue here is one of security. The only drawback to a smaller aircraft is that not as many of her family can ride at tax payer expense and she may have to stop to refuel, neither of which has any bearing on security.

Apparently, her primary concern is one of regal image.


13 posted on 02/08/2007 10:35:07 AM PST by sunset212
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To: mewzilla
Question for the WH: You all really want to be seen aiding and abetting this....

Murtha Threatens the Pentagon?

14 posted on 02/08/2007 10:35:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

FGS, can you not say "above the fray?"

Let the Pentagon keep doing the leaking and let the White House stay out of this; by dumping on them, you're doing the same thing the press is trying to do.


15 posted on 02/08/2007 10:35:36 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: sunset212
Personal Financial Disclosure for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif)

The wench can afford to buy her own ride.

16 posted on 02/08/2007 10:36:40 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Howlin
I know, it still makes me sick to see the WH step on a good story about the commie-vampires that rule congress, lol.
17 posted on 02/08/2007 10:36:41 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Chi-townChief

Tony has more sympathy for Nancy Pelosi than he does for the railroaded border patrol agents. This crowd makes me sick.


18 posted on 02/08/2007 10:38:06 AM PST by montag813
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To: Howlin
I was content to do that until Murtha threatened the Pentagon.

Are you suggesting that the WH should allow that to go unassailed?

19 posted on 02/08/2007 10:38:17 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Chi-townChief

This is a win-win for the White House. It can publicly deplore the controversy while silently enjoying it.


20 posted on 02/08/2007 10:38:32 AM PST by pabianice
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To: roses of sharon

I hope Snow realizes his talk radio gig is finished after his stint as lips for this democrat butt kissing president.


21 posted on 02/08/2007 10:39:32 AM PST by stevio (Next election between a Newt and a Witch?(NRA))
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To: potlatch; holdonnow; stevemalzberg1; Laura_Ingraham; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; ...


22 posted on 02/08/2007 10:39:51 AM PST by devolve ( ........"refresh" my (updated) graphics posts)
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To: Howlin
"Why don't you entertain us all with what exactly the press secretary to the sitting Republican president of the United States should have said about the Number 3 in the line of succession with regard to this story?"

Fly commercial, like 4th in line Sen. Byrd.

"Would you have been satisfied if Tony had called her a greedy bitch?"

Hell yes, now real debate begins instead of whorish politics.

"Some of you political novices make the most inane statements"

I tired of political whores running up $9 trillion in debt and those that defend this process.
23 posted on 02/08/2007 10:40:10 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Howlin

BTW, I think the WH also doesn't want the press looking at the travel costs incurred by the First Family. If that's the case, then the WH is being gutless. It's not like the First Family is running up travel bills like the Toons did.


24 posted on 02/08/2007 10:40:25 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Chi-townChief
A political odd couple, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House spokesman Tony Snow, today slammed critics of Pelosi's bid to use a government plane that can fly her nonstop between Washington and her home district in San Francisco.

Snow is just relaying Bush's position.

25 posted on 02/08/2007 10:40:48 AM PST by sokit2mebb (PEACE ON EARTH WILL ONLY COME AFTER JESUS RETURNS!)
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To: Chi-townChief

This kinda BS almost makes me want give Savage's presidency another thought.


26 posted on 02/08/2007 10:41:17 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Long Island Pete
Pelosi denounced officials at the Defense Department for leaking information about the House-Air Force negotiations.

Where was her concern when our national security was compromised with leaks, leading to very important anti-terrorisim techniques to be abandoned...??

Pelosi, the first woman speaker in U.S. history, also said she thought she was being subjected to a double standard because of her sex. "As a woman speaker of the House, I don't want any less opportunity than male speakers who they send here,'' she said.

Want cheese to go with that whine? Go back to your crib where you belong, loser. No, ma'am, it is that we ask you to stop being a prima donna limousine liberal and live by the same rules the rest of America does.

27 posted on 02/08/2007 10:43:03 AM PST by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Fourth Century)
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To: Chi-townChief

Snowman picking battles. Figures damage was already done to the botox queen.


28 posted on 02/08/2007 10:43:10 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: roses of sharon

We're still talking about it, aren't we? That's OUR job.


29 posted on 02/08/2007 10:43:44 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Chi-townChief
Speaker Palosi, a plane has just become available to transport you and your associates to the appropriate Federal facility. :)


30 posted on 02/08/2007 10:45:13 AM PST by anymouse
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To: Chi-townChief

Just let her have AF1 Tone and dust off the spirit of 76 for George's remainder.


31 posted on 02/08/2007 10:45:43 AM PST by Ieatfrijoles (Incinerate Riyadh Now.)
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To: Howlin

"And the White House isn't spreading it."

DOZENS of posts on other boards saying Karl ROVE is the one behind this story....

Funny that whenever a Democrat steps on her schlong, "The Evil Rove" is always to blame, but never the Democrat, eh?


32 posted on 02/08/2007 10:46:42 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: MaestroLC
White House rolls over again. Not surprised.

And what does the Snowman think of Murtha's threat to cut of defense funds if they don't get their way?

Didn't you already answer your question in your opening comment? Murtha threatened to take money away from the troops if Princess Pelosi didn't get her Flying Palazzo. WH said OK, if that's what your priorities are,that's what they are, let the american people draw their own conclusions about your whacked out leadership.

You do realize,of course, the only reason we're hearing about any of this because the WH leaked it through the pentagon, don't you?

33 posted on 02/08/2007 10:48:24 AM PST by leilani
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To: tcrlaf

In a bizarro world kind of way, yes. :-)


34 posted on 02/08/2007 10:48:32 AM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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Did any of you bother to read the friggin article? THIS IS A WIN, you rubes!

First, it was never in question that Pelosi was going to get 'A' plane. What was in dispute, was whether she would get the big 757 that she wanted. The answer to that is NO.

What Tony Snow has done, is KILL Pelosi's argument.

By coming out and saying it is 'silly' for her to not get an aircraft, allows the White House to take the high road, while not giving Pelosi what she really wanted. Everyone involved knew she would get a plane, and since the Pentagon told her last night in a letter that she would get a C-20 for official business only, and that her family would NOT be allowed to fly with her without paying a coach fare, the dispute is OVER!

The KNEEJERKING on this website has gone completely nuts, and most of you dont even know when you have WON.

SHUTUP!

35 posted on 02/08/2007 10:49:53 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Howlin
Yep, I know, I just feel bloodthirsty today, I'm ready for some headbanging stump politics.

I guess I'll listen to Zell Miller's convention speech, to get me thru, lol.
36 posted on 02/08/2007 10:50:37 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: anymouse

Why doesn't she get one of those "Secret" CIA planes we hear so much about from the leftists?


37 posted on 02/08/2007 10:51:06 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Pukin Dog

How have the fish been bitin'?


38 posted on 02/08/2007 10:51:45 AM PST by jla
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To: Howlin
I think calling it a "silly story" gives fuel to Dems i.e. this SFGate article.

Just saying the Pentagon is trying to meet her request would have been alright and "smart politics". Now Republicans are on the defensive, great move Pres. Bush.
39 posted on 02/08/2007 10:51:56 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Howlin
And the White House isn't spreading it.

Nor are they spreading all the good things that have been accomplished in Iraq. Nor, the wonderful state of the economy.

They absolutely suck at getting anything good out about anything.All they seem to do is refute rat accusations time & again.

40 posted on 02/08/2007 10:52:50 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: stevio

I was kind of thinking the same thing.


41 posted on 02/08/2007 10:54:20 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: devolve
Had just picked it up before I saw your comment...will rerun in Today's Toons 2/13/07.


42 posted on 02/08/2007 10:54:30 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Chi-townChief

Nancy lies, Bush administration keels and cries.


43 posted on 02/08/2007 10:54:42 AM PST by dforest (Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
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To: Chi-townChief
I'm late to the discussion, but here's my take:

Speaker or not, Pelosi only received 148,435 votes to win here seat. Compare that to Feinstein (who ran a statewide campaign), who won 5,076,289 votes; or Boxer, who won 6,995,728 votes.

President Bush won over 50,000,000 votes.

Should a person who won less that 150,000 votes really command such extravagances? If she want better accomodatons, let her run a wider campaign and win the support of more Americans.

-PJ

44 posted on 02/08/2007 10:57:22 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Howlin

Thanks for being The Voice Of Reason here. Some of the posts are unbelievable.


45 posted on 02/08/2007 10:58:07 AM PST by Fudd Fan (One more word about the astro-NUT and I will scream.)
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To: pabianice

I think she should get the same one Hastert used. I don't think the WH gets a say in the matter. So why not be polite about the matter.


46 posted on 02/08/2007 10:58:54 AM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: Chi-townChief
Good Cop, Bad Cop.

Let the Pentagon play the bad cop, while the White House intercedes with good cop, and gets legislative concessions from Pelosi.

Like making sausage, no one ever said that government was pretty.

47 posted on 02/08/2007 10:59:07 AM PST by narby
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To: pabianice

BINGO!


48 posted on 02/08/2007 10:59:17 AM PST by Fudd Fan (One more word about the astro-NUT and I will scream.)
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To: stevio

Bet you can leap tall buildings with a single bound, since you take leaps of logic like that.


49 posted on 02/08/2007 11:00:16 AM PST by Fudd Fan (One more word about the astro-NUT and I will scream.)
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To: Pukin Dog

Nice to see you around, Pukin.


50 posted on 02/08/2007 11:01:56 AM PST by Fudd Fan (One more word about the astro-NUT and I will scream.)
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