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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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1 posted on 02/07/2007 5:42:05 PM PST by Hadean
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To: Hadean

Ya think!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 02/07/2007 5:43:00 PM PST by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter!)
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To: rockabyebaby

Why can't she use her brooom???????


3 posted on 02/07/2007 5:43:43 PM PST by rockabyebaby (Say what you feel, those that matter don't mind, those that mind, don't matter!)
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To: Hadean

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


4 posted on 02/07/2007 5:44:30 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Hadean

5 posted on 02/07/2007 5:44:37 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Hadean

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.


6 posted on 02/07/2007 5:44:49 PM PST by Disturbin ("Had I not known I was being taxed unfairly, I would have mourned my loss of income")
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To: Hadean
Pelosi has expressed concern about having to stop and refuel, primarily for security reasons, her office says

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.

7 posted on 02/07/2007 5:45:04 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: rockabyebaby

"Why can't she use her brooom???????"

Good one.


8 posted on 02/07/2007 5:45:21 PM PST by Disturbin ("Had I not known I was being taxed unfairly, I would have mourned my loss of income")
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To: Hadean

STFU, Nancy. You'll take whatever aircraft you're given.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 5:45:22 PM PST by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: Hadean

Excellent!


10 posted on 02/07/2007 5:45:31 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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To: Hadean

Good! They didn't cave on this one.


11 posted on 02/07/2007 5:45:39 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Hadean

Tell the witch to ride her broomstick. She can ride on it or use it wherever the sun don't shine.


12 posted on 02/07/2007 5:46:12 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Hadean

She just wants to make sure she does not have to stop in "fly-over" country!


13 posted on 02/07/2007 5:46:38 PM PST by hiho hiho
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To: Hadean

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!


14 posted on 02/07/2007 5:46:49 PM PST by Disturbin ("Had I not known I was being taxed unfairly, I would have mourned my loss of income")
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To: Disturbin

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.


15 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:07 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Hadean
Pelosi has expressed concern about having to stop and refuel, primarily for security reasons, her office says.

Fort Bliss and White Sands are plenty secure, include the approach paths, so her argument is 100% BS.

16 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:10 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: BlueAngel

Let's see what the witch does with the military budget. Like was posted above she should just stay with her broom.


17 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:13 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Hadean
Since 9/11, the Speaker of the House — second in line behind the Vice President in the line of presidential succession

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.

18 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:18 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Hadean

How dare she even ask for one.

Tyrant.

These Democrats are worse than the Roman Senate.


19 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:37 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Hadean

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.


20 posted on 02/07/2007 5:47:57 PM PST by Domandred
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To: Hadean

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!


21 posted on 02/07/2007 5:48:25 PM PST by laweeks (I)
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To: Hadean

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.


22 posted on 02/07/2007 5:48:33 PM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Hadean
But it's for Queen Nancy...


23 posted on 02/07/2007 5:48:38 PM PST by HoosierHawk (If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it's free. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Hadean

24 posted on 02/07/2007 5:48:41 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Hadean
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."

Such a class act. Just like the Clintons.

25 posted on 02/07/2007 5:49:09 PM PST by Timmy
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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.


26 posted on 02/07/2007 5:49:11 PM PST by Owen
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To: Hadean

Good for the Pentagon. The refueling issue is silly. Don't these planes refuel at military bases (the safest places in the US)?


27 posted on 02/07/2007 5:49:29 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (It's like a plantation - and you know what I mean!)
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To: Hadean
"Pentagon Rejects Speaker Pelosi's Request for Military Aircraft"

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.

28 posted on 02/07/2007 5:50:04 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Hadean


GOOD!


29 posted on 02/07/2007 5:51:24 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
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To: BlueAngel
Good! They didn't cave on this one.

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"!!!!!!

30 posted on 02/07/2007 5:51:52 PM PST by ErieGeno
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To: jveritas
Pelosi has expressed concern about having to stop and refuel, primarily for security reasons, her office says.

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.

31 posted on 02/07/2007 5:52:07 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Disturbin

Like her mobbed-up Baltimore Democrat pals.


32 posted on 02/07/2007 5:52:17 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Hadean
Have a seat Nancy. We will get you back to California.


33 posted on 02/07/2007 5:52:25 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: Diddle E. Squat

As are Fort Riley, Fort Sill, and Fort Hood.


34 posted on 02/07/2007 5:52:30 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: ClarenceThomasfan

Maybe if the commute is too hard for Nancy, she should quit her job.


35 posted on 02/07/2007 5:52:35 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (It's like a plantation - and you know what I mean!)
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To: Owen
If a Speaker was from Hawaii, she would be entitled to secure transport and a C-20 probably won't do it.

Let her land and refuel at a military base.

36 posted on 02/07/2007 5:53:10 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Did you know she demanded a 757? Bigger than Air Force one!


37 posted on 02/07/2007 5:53:54 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Howlin
I was laughing few days ago when someone published a poll that Pelosi has 49% favorable rating! Well let us wait and see what is her approval rating in six months from now.
38 posted on 02/07/2007 5:55:32 PM PST by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: ErieGeno

I think they will cave on the refueling issue but not on the entorage issue.


39 posted on 02/07/2007 5:55:42 PM PST by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: rockabyebaby; smoothsailing
Why can't she use her brooom??????? :-)

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40 posted on 02/07/2007 5:56:19 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Howlin

757's are not bigger than Air force one 747-400


41 posted on 02/07/2007 5:56:25 PM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: rocksblues

A C-20 does NOT have to refuel flying coast to coast!!!


42 posted on 02/07/2007 5:56:50 PM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Howlin

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.


43 posted on 02/07/2007 5:58:45 PM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: Howlin

Typical, ego and the entourage sounds like the real reasons.

Will they rename whatever plane she ends up with "Palomino One"?


44 posted on 02/07/2007 5:59:18 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Hadean
Scary stuff, folks, imho ...

Exposed: Pelosi's Socialist Ties

Pelosi leader of 'Progressive Caucus'



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."

Progressive Caucus


45 posted on 02/07/2007 5:59:18 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: laweeks

She would need a C-5 just to haul her ego around.


46 posted on 02/07/2007 6:00:42 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Howlin

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


47 posted on 02/07/2007 6:00:52 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: jveritas
Pelosi has expressed concern about having to stop and refuel, primarily for security reasons, her office says

How can she have security concerns refueling between DC and SFO if there is no domestic terrorism threat?

48 posted on 02/07/2007 6:00:58 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

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!


49 posted on 02/07/2007 6:01:14 PM PST by Howlin (Honk if you like Fred Thompson!!!)
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To: Disturbin

Actually, I'd prefer she stay away.


50 posted on 02/07/2007 6:01:44 PM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace
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