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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: ExTexasRedhead

Her rich husband could get her a nice private plane.

He's loaded.


201 posted on 02/07/2007 10:21:06 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush if given a chance.)
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To: Howlin
Did you know she demanded a 757? Bigger than Air Force one!

I heard a late replay of Levin's show...I loved some of the names: "Left Wing One", "A flying Lincoln Bedroom"...there was one more good one, couldn't remember.

202 posted on 02/07/2007 10:22:39 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
I think a hybrid car would be appropriate. She could set an example for the "little people".

I like Levin's idea...put her in a tank. Goes 20 miles an hour, would take her forever to get somewhere from D.C., and in her case, the longer the better!

203 posted on 02/07/2007 10:27:09 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
Maybe that female astronaught could be her personal driver. Just wear those diapers and drive straight through.

LMFAO!!!!

204 posted on 02/07/2007 10:33:20 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: Hadean

Good for the brass! I hope they told her that they were trying to reduce their "carbon footprint" so as to help cut "global warming."


205 posted on 02/07/2007 10:36:29 PM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: ME-262
If a V-22 Osprey with Nancy on board self-destructs is it called a mechanical failure or a mechanical success?

It would be called a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy! (guess that's what the "V" in V-22 stands for...)

206 posted on 02/07/2007 10:37:35 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Too bad these leftist advocates for abortion didn't practice what they preach on themselves.)
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To: wittyone

Add Secretary of Homeland Security to the bottom of the list -- the law provides that cabinet members are added in the order their departments were created. At the time Congress created DHS, there was some talk about revising the order -- in any crisis that takes out the president, VP, president pro tem and speaker at about the same time, you probably don't want Homeland Security at the bottom of the list -- but I don't know of there's been any move to change the statute.


207 posted on 02/07/2007 10:48:12 PM PST by ReignOfError (`)
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To: xjcsa
The current Air Force One is a 747-200, actually; and yes, it's a *lot* bigger than a 757.

Air Force One is the designation of any plane the president is aboard. The main presidential transport is the 747, but he occasionally takes other craft if he's going somewhere with a short runway -- I think the backup is a 727 or 737.

As far as I know, the planes Cabinet secretaries use for official travel aren't assigned to them 365 days a year -- they use one from the pool of VIP transports.

208 posted on 02/07/2007 10:57:22 PM PST by ReignOfError (`)
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To: tillacum

Regrettably, I've never been on one. I've flown on C-130's (quite miserable) and KC-135's (I got to stand behind the boom operator while they re-fueled a B-1 on one occasion, it was AWESOME), but I'd love the opportunity to fly on a Skytrain if I could. Without that aircraft we would not have won WWII.


209 posted on 02/07/2007 11:22:32 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: DarthVader

If it were the mid-90's, I'd offer her a V-22 Osprey. Far, far better women than her (any Marine is better than her) died testing that damn thing.


210 posted on 02/07/2007 11:26:00 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: El Gato
So unless someone challenged the existing law

And that is where I am coming from. Someone WILL challenge the law. That's normal procedure. Therefore it would end up in SCOTUS.

211 posted on 02/07/2007 11:46:54 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Alter Kaker
OK, now that I have read it: Section 4. The Congress may by law

Doesn't sound clear to me. "May" does not mean "shall". Therefore succession would be challenged. Count on it.

212 posted on 02/07/2007 11:52:13 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: zendari

"I disagree with the populace....as long as she holds the position, she deserves a direct flight across the country... "


Why? Where does the Constitution, or any other federal document, say she gets to screw the airlines out of ticket fare for her and everyone else she's trying to fly around at taxpayer expense?


213 posted on 02/07/2007 11:52:58 PM PST by RavenATB (Patton was right...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Tell the witch to ride her broomstick. She can ride on it or use it wherever the sun don't shine.

She's tired of the boomstick. Seat belts are whole lot more comfortable than velcro.

214 posted on 02/07/2007 11:58:24 PM PST by Erasmus (Dog was I ere I saw God.)
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To: taxesareforever
OK, now that I have read it: Section 4. The Congress may by law Doesn't sound clear to me. "May" does not mean "shall".

LOL...nice try. The 20th Amendment gives Congress full powers to choose a line of succession. It did. The only way this is litigated is if there's some constitutional question over the application of the law, which seems extremely doubtful given the separation of powers.

Therefore succession would be challenged. Count on it.

Don't worry, I'm not.

215 posted on 02/07/2007 11:59:50 PM PST by Alter Kaker ("Whatever tears one sheds, in the end one always blows one's nose." - Heine)
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To: No Blue States
Ahhh, the favorite vehicle of that French carrier,

Air Trebuchet.

216 posted on 02/08/2007 12:09:13 AM PST by Erasmus (Dog was I ere I saw God.)
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To: tgslTakoma

I'm thinking Freudian here. < }B^)


217 posted on 02/08/2007 12:12:42 AM PST by Erasmus (Dog was I ere I saw God.)
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To: Christian4Bush
It would be called a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy! (guess that's what the "V" in V-22 stands for...)

That's exactly right! Count the characters in "Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!"

218 posted on 02/08/2007 12:22:29 AM PST by Erasmus (Dog was I ere I saw God.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

What do you want to bet that before this is done Bush rolls on this one. He has not stood down a single democrat yet.


219 posted on 02/08/2007 12:24:20 AM PST by snoringbear
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To: Erasmus

Skroodup. Make that "Right Wing Conspiracy!"


220 posted on 02/08/2007 12:26:27 AM PST by Erasmus (Dog was I ere I saw God.)
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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 Bushbacker1 (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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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

ROTFLOL!


241 posted on 02/08/2007 5:36:06 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Hadean

A decision like this was probably made by President Bush and DOD Secretary Gates since it concerned Pelosi, so I'm glad to hear that the president hasn't completely knuckled under to the witch.


242 posted on 02/08/2007 5:39:53 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: Pukin Dog
..my self imposed lurker status ..

Whew! Hadn't seen you around for a while and I was afraid you were sick.

Not a bad strategy really, it's gotten pretty squirrelly around here lately. Guess people are still upset at the 2006 loss and still have no clue why we lost.

Oh well, I should lurk only myself but I just can't make myself do it. Good thing is nobody pays any attention to my stuff so no harm, no foul.

Bark on Dog.

243 posted on 02/08/2007 5:44:53 AM PST by evad
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To: Howlin

I don't think Pelosi likes the prospect of being surrounded with military guys. Pelosi wanted an airplane from the Air Force One fleet.


244 posted on 02/08/2007 5:49:49 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: b4its2late

245 posted on 02/08/2007 6:05:55 AM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

246 posted on 02/08/2007 6:19:20 AM PST by NCC-1701 (Put an end to organized crime. Abolish the IRS.)
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To: NCC-1701

247 posted on 02/08/2007 6:22:38 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: Hadean; Aeronaut; Squawk 8888; Tijeras_Slim; FireTrack; Pukin Dog; citabria; B Knotts; ...
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.

ABC is blatantly lying.

They are reporting these untruths in order to cover for her so she can get her "Pelosi One" C-32 that she covets.

The C-20 (military version of the Gulfstream IV) has one of the most amazing ranges of any aircraft in the world.

G-IV - Normal cruising speed 850km/h (460kt). Initial rate of climb 4000ft/min. Range with max payload and reserves 6732km (3633nm), range with eight passengers and reserves 7815km (4220nm).

In fact, the G-IV can fly from the US to points overseas with a greater range than most airliners. With a max range of more than 6,500 statute miles, nonstop transoceanic flights are routine.

For Pelosi's office to say this aircraft is unsuitable because it cannot fly from Washington DC to San Francisco and must refuel in Kansas or somewhere (and that is a security risk!!!) is a blatant LIE.

Now they are caught up in this web of deceit.

Someone should ping Drudge, Hannity, or Rush about this. Pelosi is throwing a fit because what she really wanted was exclusive use of the 89th Airlift Wing's C-32, a luxury version of the B-767 that is meant for overseas delegations of multiple DVs and government executives - not just one woman and her immediately family to use as their own private jet.

She wanted "Pelosi One" because she is power mad. This is more of her megalomania excess.

"When I am Speaker, I'll take any suite I want!"

Her office and the MSM are lying about the capabilities of the C-20. Moreover, she learned from her master (Hillary) to cite "Security Reasons" as a catch all for covering up her need for luxury and special perks. She just does not like the C-20 because it is not as lavish.

248 posted on 02/08/2007 6:27:57 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

What a pompous a$$!


249 posted on 02/08/2007 6:31:27 AM PST by NCC-1701 (Put an end to organized crime. Abolish the IRS.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

BS, yeah. She aint refueling at Circle K! LOL


250 posted on 02/08/2007 6:36:13 AM PST by gopheraj
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