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Pelosi’s Office Requested the U.S. Air Force Bring Her Chocolate Covered Strawberries…
Weasel Zippers ^ | January 27, 2010

Posted on 01/27/2011 11:59:39 AM PST by La Lydia

Because that’s what the United State Air Force is there for…no, wait?…Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained new documents from the US Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of US Air Force aircraft in 2010. According to the documents, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft for 43 flights from January 1 to October 1, 2010. According to documents previously uncovered...Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the prior nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010.

The most recent documents...include a Passenger Mission Activity chart detailing all of former Speaker Pelosi’s flights January 1 to October 1, 2010, as well as detailed shopping lists for some flights, flight authorization forms, Mission Expense Records and internal Air Force correspondence related to the flights. Among the highlights from the documents, obtained pursuant to a FOIA request filed on September 10, 2010:

Pelosi used the Air Force aircraft for a total of 43 trips, covering 90,155 miles, from January 1 through October 1, 2010. The Air Force documented in-flight expenses for 22 of these flights totaling $1,821.33. The Air Force did not provide expense information for the remaining 21 flights.

Former Speaker Pelosi received chocolate covered strawberries as a birthday surprise on a March 26, 2010 flight. According to one internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010: “The speaker’s office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert [sic]. It’s the speaker’s B-Day tomorrow so we’re also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred)…” The immediate response to the email from another member of the Air Force staff: “Copy all. We’ll plan something for the birthday and take care of the meal.”

According to previous documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the former Speaker’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. For example, purchases for one Pelosi-led congressional delegation traveling from Washington, DC, through Tel Aviv, Israel to Baghdad, Iraq May 15-20, 2008, included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Baileys Irish Cream, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine....


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: abuse; debt; deficit; excess; imperial; obama; pelosi; spending; waste
More at link. How very nouveau riche of her. On the taxpayers' dime no less.
1 posted on 01/27/2011 11:59:40 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

...and I want them NOW!


2 posted on 01/27/2011 12:02:01 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: La Lydia

I pity these aircrews...

Colonel, USAFR


3 posted on 01/27/2011 12:03:05 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: La Lydia

HEadline is misleading. She got the strawberries as a birthday treat. Big deal. I thought it was saying they sent an air force jet somewhere to pick some up for her. The Red Queen’s Off With Their Heads.


4 posted on 01/27/2011 12:03:09 PM PST by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: La Lydia

Low class woman.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 12:06:01 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: La Lydia

Wow. What a waste


6 posted on 01/27/2011 12:06:07 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: La Lydia

She hates the military and thinks it’s just fine to use highly trained military personnel for trivial things.

She is a liberal elite and thinks that laws and rules are for everyone else.


7 posted on 01/27/2011 12:06:58 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: La Lydia
$101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.

It is bad enough she demanded excess in her mode of travel, but fifty grand per year for food and booze and the use of the military as a catering service is too much. This cost should be deducted from her congressional pay. The crone is an elitist, a parasite and a tyrant.
8 posted on 01/27/2011 12:09:58 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: La Lydia

Exactly what law allows her to use military aircraft?


9 posted on 01/27/2011 12:10:07 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: La Lydia
And, of course, she'll now have to revert to her FORMER mode of transportation. I doubt she can eat those delicacies flying on this thing.
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10 posted on 01/27/2011 12:10:55 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: ichabod1

Did you have a problem with the large quantities of alcohol that the Air Force bought for her trip overseas???


11 posted on 01/27/2011 12:12:17 PM PST by republicangel
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To: La Lydia

100 mill doesn’t count the cost of her private jet fleet and maintenance....those rascals are big coin...a G5 costs 50 mill outfitted before the first sip of fuel...I sure hope the taxpayers got a good return on their investment for flying this clueless hag around....


12 posted on 01/27/2011 12:13:35 PM PST by databoss
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To: La Lydia

And WHY was this FOIA request not made BEFORE the election?

WHY are we getting this in JANUARY?


13 posted on 01/27/2011 12:13:54 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: La Lydia

100 mill doesn’t count the cost of her private jet fleet and maintenance....those rascals are big coin...a G5 costs 50 mill outfitted before the first sip of fuel...I sure hope the taxpayers got a good return on their investment for flying this clueless hag around....


14 posted on 01/27/2011 12:14:29 PM PST by databoss
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To: La Lydia

She could have called Rush Berries and had them delivered for under $30 bucks. But of course, she would have had to be smart enough to listen to Rush to hear the add and I don’t see that ever happening.


15 posted on 01/27/2011 12:15:34 PM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: La Lydia

Well at least we know that Ms. Pelousy isn’t a muslim.


16 posted on 01/27/2011 12:16:21 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: La Lydia

How truly “regal” of the trollop.


17 posted on 01/27/2011 12:17:32 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: La Lydia

Requested? Does anyone really believe it was a request?


18 posted on 01/27/2011 12:18:12 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: La Lydia

If Palin had ever done anything like this, it would lead the network news for days.


19 posted on 01/27/2011 12:18:53 PM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: La Lydia

Dewar’s Scotch and egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit.... They should have ordered good Scotch to go with all that farting.


20 posted on 01/27/2011 12:19:01 PM PST by pallis
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

She hates the military, unless its to serve her pompous as*. Same way Hillary Clinton felt about them. Its a liberal thing, doncha know?


21 posted on 01/27/2011 12:19:39 PM PST by Catsrus (Have)
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To: La Lydia

What corruption!

Why is she not being investigated, arrested and charged?


22 posted on 01/27/2011 12:20:43 PM PST by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: La Lydia
The Air Force documented in-flight expenses for 22 of these flights totaling $1,821.33.

$83 per flight? Did they misplace a decimal point?

Despite the efforts to make it sound extravagant, there's nothing very damning here. The laundry list of bottles at the end of the story is an effective rhetorical flourish, but it could have been summarized as "a stocked bar."

And there won't be anything damning when someone on the left writes basically the same story about Boehner, because I assume congressional delegations won't be brown-bagging it in the 112th Congress.

23 posted on 01/27/2011 12:24:20 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: LostInBayport
I'm happy if I can get to the airport fast enough and have a little time before boarding to stop by McDonalds (or some other fast food place in the concourse area) for some vittles before boarding.

Hey Stretch P., what was your slogan... "Let them eat cake." right?

24 posted on 01/27/2011 12:25:32 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: La Lydia

How is she flying now??

Is this corrupt trash still using OUR US Air Force aircraft????


25 posted on 01/27/2011 12:27:39 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: La Lydia

How very nouveau riche of her.
The nouveau riche are so obvious. But, she did have quite the bar and I don’t mean in lawyer terms.


26 posted on 01/27/2011 12:29:19 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Gator113

No. She has to fly commercial now, and the wonderful thing is, she has to drive all the way from the Capitol out to Dulles to do it, because you can’t get direct flights to the West Coast out of Reagan. It is at least an hour’s drive, depending on the time of day it could be longer.


27 posted on 01/27/2011 12:34:33 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: ReignOfError
And there won't be anything damning when someone on the left writes basically the same story about Boehner,

He doesn't have as far to go to his district.

He also said he would fly commercial.

28 posted on 01/27/2011 12:34:40 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Prokopton

After 9/11 it was an executive branch decision that the Speaker be transported by military aircraft. Hastert took that to mean a lear or small Gulfstream. Pelosi didn’t want to have to stop and wanted to take lots of people with her and was demanding a 757.


29 posted on 01/27/2011 12:35:35 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: La Lydia

She always has her broom...


30 posted on 01/27/2011 12:38:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: broken_arrow1

31 posted on 01/27/2011 12:39:04 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: La Lydia
"According to documents previously uncovered...Nancy Pelosi logged 47 flights in the prior nine-month period, April 1, 2009, to January 1, 2010."

That's an average of more than 5 flights per month!

Taxpayer Paid Jet Used by Queen Pelosi

USAF C-32, 200-seat, Boeing 757 jet airliner


32 posted on 01/27/2011 12:40:12 PM PST by Iron Munro (Liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.)
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To: jagusafr

About those aircrew.

A while back there was a story ran about pelosi and her plane. pelosi would keep her 757 on standby for every Friday afternoon. Ground crew and air crew had to be ready to go when the princess decided to go back to cali. Sometimes she would call to cancel her plans and sometimes she would not. Her elitism has no bounds.


33 posted on 01/27/2011 12:44:45 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: La Lydia

bump


34 posted on 01/27/2011 12:45:41 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Adder
This is precisely why pursuing every angle of the Obama eligibility question is so important. If he's proved ineligible, Nancy Pelosi could spend the rest of her life right where she belongs... in prison for her part in the conspiracy.
35 posted on 01/27/2011 12:46:24 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: La Lydia

Thank you. You made my day.


36 posted on 01/27/2011 12:49:49 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Texas resident

Have to agree, her silliness isn’t necessarily out of dislike for the military (altho she almost certain feels that way) but rather like Barry, its all about her. Its 24x7 Nancy in her world. What I don’t understand is how so many inflated egos can coexist in the tiny space of DC. It seems completely impossible! This has to violate some natural law. LOL...


37 posted on 01/27/2011 1:00:21 PM PST by 556x45
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To: La Lydia
Strawberries?


38 posted on 01/27/2011 1:00:41 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: RobinOfKingston
I hope a Jesse Jackass type of person prepared her food. She would have received some secret sauce.
39 posted on 01/27/2011 1:32:56 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: peeps36

How do you know she didn’t?? One wonders and maybe if that question is Twitted it’d get back to her.


40 posted on 01/27/2011 2:18:00 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
She hates the military and thinks it’s just fine to use highly trained military personnel for trivial things.

Not to defend PeLousy, but I can remember a time running around Taegu, Korea in an Army car, with two or three enlisted assistants, looking for brass ashtrays with the Marine Corps anchor & world symbol on them.

A visiting Marine general wanted some.

41 posted on 01/27/2011 2:24:30 PM PST by jimt
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To: broken_arrow1

alright then, ‘ow much for the chocolate covered cherries, Wonka?


42 posted on 01/27/2011 2:33:06 PM PST by spiffy
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To: La Lydia
Corruption and deceit.

But, my FRiends, I read (IIRC) and even bigger story re Pelosi and her USAF aircraft abuse.

(Caution, this needs to be fact-checked) As I recall it, Speaker Pelosi insisted that the USAF aircraft and ground personnel SALUTE her.

I suggest that both the (mercifully) former Squeaker's office AND USAF personnel be contacted for comment (and I'd love to be proven wrong on this.)

.

43 posted on 01/27/2011 3:38:49 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: databoss

A new G-V costs $60 million I think. And operating costs are about $5k an hour.

Does anyone know what transportation she is using now? Is she flying commercial?


44 posted on 01/27/2011 6:01:04 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Is she flying commercial?

She's back to flying her broom. It's not as quick as the Air Force, and she can't exercise her authority, but it's faster than commercial. And, she is above all that groping stuff.

45 posted on 01/27/2011 6:38:11 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Dan(9698)
He also said he would fly commercial.

He won't fly commercial when he leads a Congressional delegation to the Middle East. That's at least one flight this article covers; one of the sloppy things about this article is that we don't know how many of the flights in question were back to Pelosi's district and how many were official travel.

46 posted on 01/27/2011 9:27:56 PM PST by ReignOfError
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