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Pentagon Rejects Speaker Pelosi's Request for Military Aircraft
ABC News ^ | Feb. 7, 2007 | Jake Tapper

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."


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To: Alter Kaker

Remember, filibusters don't keep legislation from getting passed. /s


221 posted on 02/08/2007 1:13:21 AM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: No Blue States

That is a good photoshop of Catapult one


222 posted on 02/08/2007 1:27:51 AM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: MeekOneGOP
Here's the list -- pre-election 2006:

These members of the United States House of Representatives also belong to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). 

The DSA is a confederation of socialists formed in 1983 when a splinter group of the Socialist Party (Michael Harrington's Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, DSOC) merged with the SDS splinter New American Movement (NAM).

The DSA has many celebrity members, including feminist Gloria Steinem, actor Ed Asner, black activist Cornel West, and libertarian socialist Noam Chomsky. It is also the chief American member group of the Socialist International, which includes the British Labour Party and the French Parti Socialiste.

The main aim of DSA was to convert the Democratic Party into a socialist-democratic organization.

For more information about the DSA, you can go to their web site at http://www.dsausa.org.

At one time, the following list could be located on the DSA web site.  Once this list was made public, The DSA removed the link.  These congress critters don't want you to know their true colors (red).

Executive Commitee

Rep Bernard Sanders (VT-AL), Chair
2202 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
bsanders@hr.house.gov
sanders@igc.apc.org
http://www.house.gov/bernie/

Rep Cynthia A. McKinney (GA-04), Co-Chair
124 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/mckinney/

Rep Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04), Co-Chair
2134 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
pdefazio@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/defazio/

Rep Maurice Hinchey (NY-26), Co-Chair
2431 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
hinchey@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/hinchey/

Rep Major Owens (NY-11), Co-Chair
2305 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Major.Owens@Mail.House.Gov

Rep Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-12)
1221 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/velazquez/

Rep Lane Evans (IL-17)
2335 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
lane.evans@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/evans/

Rep Maxine Waters (CA-35)
2344 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/waters/

Staff Coordinator

Bill Goold
213 Cannon H.O.B.
Washington D.C. 20515

The Full Membership

Rep Earl Hilliard (AL-07)
1314 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/hilliard/

Rep Eni Faleomavaega (AS-AL)
2422 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
faleomavaega@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/faleomavaega/

Rep Ed Pastor (AZ-02)
2465 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
edpastor@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/pastor/

Rep. Lynn C Woolsey (CA-06)
439 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0529
woolsey@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/woolsey/

Rep George Miller (CA-07)
2205 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
George.Miller-Pub@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/georgemiller/

Rep Nancy Pelosi (CA-08)
2457 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
sf.nancy@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/pelosi/

Rep Fortney "Pete" Stark (CA-13)
239 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
petemail@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/stark/

Rep Henry A. Waxman (CA-29)
2204 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail addess found
http://www.house.gov/waxman/

Rep Xavier Becerra (CA-30)
1119 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0530
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/becerra/

Rep Julian C. Dixon (CA-32)
2252 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0532
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/dixon/

Rep Esteban Edward Torres (CA-34)
2269 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0534
arcoiris@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/torres/

Rep Maxine Waters (CA-35)
2344 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/waters/

Rep George E. Brown (CA-42)
2300 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
talk2geb@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/georgebrown/

Rep Bob Filner (CA-50)
330 Cannon House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/filner/

Rep Diane DeGette (CO-01)
1404 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/degette/

Rep Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-AL)
1424 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/norton/

Rep Corrine Brown (FL-03)
1610 Longworth House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/corrinebrown/

Rep Carrie P. Meek (FL-17)
401 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0917
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/meek/

Rep Alcee L. Hastings (FL-23)
1039 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
hastings@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/alceehastings/

Rep Cynthia A. McKinney (GA-04)
124 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/mckinney/

Rep John Lewis (GA-05)
229 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-1005
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/johnlewis/welcome.html

Rep Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
1233 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
neil.abercrombie@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/abercrombie/

Rep Patsy Mink (HI-02)
2135 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-0917
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/mink/

Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.
313 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address or Web page found

Rep Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
408 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
luisg@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/gutierrez/

Rep Danny Davis (IL-07)
1218 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/davis/

Rep Lane Evans (IL-17)
2335 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
lane.evans@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/evans/

Rep Julia Carson (IN-10)
1541 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Rep.Carson@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/carson/

Rep John Olver (MA-01)
1027 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
john.olver@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/olver/

Rep Jim McGovern (MA-03)
512 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
james.mcgovern@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/mcgovern/

Rep Barney Frank (MA-04)
2210 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/frank/

Rep John Tierney (MA-06)
120 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address foud
http://www.house.gov/tierney/

Rep David Bonior (MI-10)
2207 Rayburn House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
david.bonior@mail.house.gov
http://davidbonior.house.gov/

Rep John Conyers (MI-14)
2426 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
jconyers@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/conyers/

Rep Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02)
1408 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Thompsonms2nd@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/thompson/

Rep Melvin L. Watt (NC-12)
1230 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
melmail@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/watt/

Rep Donald Payne (NJ-10)
2244 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/payne/

Rep Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
2448 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
nadler@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/nadler/

Rep Major Owens (NY-11),
2305 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Major.Owens@Mail.House.Gov

Rep Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-12)
1221 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/velazquez/

Rep Charles Rangel (NY-15)
2354 Rayburn House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/rangel/

Rep Maurice Hinchey (NY-26), Co-Chair
2431 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
hinchey@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/hinchey/

Rep John LaFalce (NY-29)
2310 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/lafalce/

Rep Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
2311 Rayburn House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
Rep.Kaptur@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/kaptur/

Rep Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)
1730 Longworth House Office Building , Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/kucinich/flash1.htm

Rep Sherrod Brown (OH-13)
328 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/sherrodbrown/

Rep Elizabeth Furse (OR-01)
316 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
rep.elizabeth.furse@mail.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/furse/

Rep Peter A. DeFazio (OR-04),
2134 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
pdefazio@hr.house.gov
http://www.house.gov/defazio/

Rep Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
1205 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/fattah/

Rep William Coyne (PA-14)
2455 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/coyne/

Rep Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR-AL)
2443 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/romero-barcelo/

Rep Robert C. Scott (VA-03)
2464 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
bvassar@mail.house.gov

Rep Bernard Sanders (VT-AL), Chair
2202 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
bsanders@hr.house.gov
sanders@igc.apc.org
http://www.house.gov/bernie/

Rep James A McDermott (WA-07)
2349 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
No e-mail address found
http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/
 

223 posted on 02/08/2007 1:55:33 AM PST by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Hadean

She could always ask fellow dems...


Looks like X42 rode in spartan planes. Get over it.


Arianna can give you a ride if you don't mind
sharing with B. Hussein Obama.


Or she could hitch a ride with algoron when
he takes A PRIVATE JET and gives his boring lectures.
Hey! I've got it! He can drop her out of A PRIVATE JET
when he flies to Kyoto! I'm Cereal!

224 posted on 02/08/2007 2:47:18 AM PST by Watery Tart (Late as usual! Think of it as a catch-up post....)
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To: Hadean
When you are President of the United States, you are entitled to Air Force One.

Not only is it appropriate for Official Business, the aircraft is a symbol of our nation, Aermica's might, our Presidency, and our foreign policy.

The 89th Airlift Wing supports over Distinguished Visitors in a variety of super aircraft.

I flew DV airlift in the C-21 in Europe, which is small LearJet 35. I had Senators, Congressman, Admirals, Generals, etc as passengers. Most of them were wonderful people.

There is an Aircraft (the C-32) that Pelosi coveted. It is in the inventory to support a large contingent of DVs, their staff, and the press on official travel (as is Air Force One and AF 2).

This is the aircraft she lusted after.

What the Pentagon told the Washington Times was that Pelosi wanted exclusive rights and priviledges to this aircraft - essentially taking it out of the inventory for her use, her staff, and her family.

That is unprecendented and violates many regulations and policy statutes.

It was a selfish and power mad move. She tried to itimidate the White House and the Defense Dept into giving her the aircraft one Congressman dubbed Pelois One.

I expect she will go ballistic over this. She wants to be Queen.

225 posted on 02/08/2007 3:39:47 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Hadean

I think ABC is confused about the capabilities of the C20 plane that is the standard government executive jet.

Gulfstream III can easily get to California non-stop

Range: C-20A/B, 4,250 miles (3,698 nautical miles) long-range; C-20H, 4,850 miles (4,220 nautical miles) long range
Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,716 meters)
Load: 12 passengers


226 posted on 02/08/2007 3:57:42 AM PST by Turbolaser
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To: Hadean

Nancy Pelosi is just one Depends away from being that NUttie astronaut.


227 posted on 02/08/2007 4:04:09 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Pukin Dog

I now return to lurker status.

%%%%%%


Just yesterday I was wondering what your comments about this would be, and this morning I find them. Thanks for adding to the discussion. I will use your point when I call my local talk show today.

I am also going to add that now would be a good time for an enterprising reporter to enlighten 'the American public' on the actual travel of all of our esteemed gentlemen and ladies who spend a few days a week in DC. And an expose of the number of staff each congresscritter has is long overdue. They really do think they are kings and queens.

Especially the ones who travel through DC with police escort - lights and sirens operating.


228 posted on 02/08/2007 4:30:12 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: taxesareforever

Actually, the Constitution says Congress by law is to designate which "officer", meaning "official", is to become President if the presidency and the vice presidency are vacant. It used to be the President Pro Tem of the Senate and now it is the Speaker of the House. No need or reason for the SCOTUS to get involved.


229 posted on 02/08/2007 4:32:05 AM PST by since 1854 (www.republicanbasics.com)
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To: EDINVA

.. her staff, her family, her buddies from the CA delegation, her hairdresser, her styist ....


######

And a Press Corps


230 posted on 02/08/2007 4:32:55 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: stockstrader
Not with her shopping bags it cant....lol sarc!
231 posted on 02/08/2007 4:40:26 AM PST by colonialhk (Power and Money,the new mantra of the left!)
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To: ReignOfError

Yes, that's mostly true, except that the primary backups are 757s (I've had a tour of one of them). I was of course referring to the primary pair of aircraft used as Presidential transport.


232 posted on 02/08/2007 4:47:31 AM PST by xjcsa (Ecotards annoy me.)
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To: Hadean

Ya know, when a regular Joe takes a job far from home, he has to relocate. He wouldn't dream of commuting by private plane.

Besides, wouldn't that lead to global warming?


233 posted on 02/08/2007 4:48:41 AM PST by keats5 (tolerance of intolerant people is cultural suicide)
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To: maica
Thanks, but I was wrong about the inflight refueling. I dont post on Free Republic anymore unless really drunk.
234 posted on 02/08/2007 4:58:26 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: keats5
Besides, wouldn't that lead to global warming?

Only aircraft, SUVs, etc. rode in or driven by conservatives/republicans contribute to global warming. Don’t you know anything, keats5?

235 posted on 02/08/2007 4:58:31 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: keats5

Ya know, when a regular Joe takes a job far from home, he has to relocate.

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This is the problem. Congressmen have to 'live' in their districts. One of the beefs used against Senator Santorum during the last election campaign was that his family lived and children attended school in Virginia. So he was castigated for not leaving his family in Pennsylvania, and commuting to Pa every weekend.


236 posted on 02/08/2007 5:05:38 AM PST by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: Pukin Dog
I hope you quit being in lurker status soon. You always have pertinent information, like you provided here, and I learn something almost every time you post.

I see that Lauer on the Today show along with David Gregory were on the air this morning discussing this, and in essence told her to give it up, as it is becoming a PR nightmare.

237 posted on 02/08/2007 5:08:32 AM PST by Miss Marple (Prayers for Jemian's son,: Lord, please keep him safe and bring him home .)
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To: Hadean

238 posted on 02/08/2007 5:18:33 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Hadean
Here I am late to the party, but...

This is the Nancy Pelosi, whose constituents won't allow military recruiting, won't allow the retired Navy ship to dock in SF harbor, won't allow the Boy Scouts, well, won't allow the Boy Scouts. And she wants the military to help her? Fogetaboutit!

239 posted on 02/08/2007 5:21:06 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: taxesareforever

The Speaker of the House is 3rd, Constitutionally.


240 posted on 02/08/2007 5:22:21 AM PST by Mariner
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