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Pelosi Using Air Force to Chauffer Her Kids Around? (Drain the swamp Nancy?)
thefoxnation ^ | 2/1/2010 | jw

Posted on 02/01/2010 9:08:59 AM PST by milwguy

Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Judicial Watch uncovered thousands of pages of travel documents related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of military aircraft.

What hasn’t been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi’s kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi’s kids and grandkids — presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; democrats; obama; pelosi
The tea parties are gaining steam. I vote the first person we tar and feather nad run out of DC on a rail is Speaker Pelosi. Hypocrite does not come close to describing the witch.
1 posted on 02/01/2010 9:09:00 AM PST by milwguy
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To: milwguy

it’s on Drudge so it will get some circulation now


2 posted on 02/01/2010 9:11:01 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: milwguy

This just makes me furious. I remember when she first became speaker, and demanded a non-stop flight from DC to San Fran—she refused to “put up with” a refueling stop, because she was just too important.

She is as selfish and self-centered as Mrs. Obama, but regards herself as more important.


3 posted on 02/01/2010 9:13:56 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: milwguy
To tell the truth, I think that one of the "prices" one should pay for being an elected official ought to be a lack of privacy. Turn loose the accounts, put all of Nancy Pelosi's finances into a ledger and let us see it. All of it. No privacy. How much does she spend on wine? How much was her vacation?. The outfit she wore the state of the union -- I want to know when it was purchased, what store, and how much.

If they don't like the lack of privacy, then maybe they should go work for a living instead.

We will have corruption until the day comes when I know their finances better than I know my own.

4 posted on 02/01/2010 9:14:02 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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To: milwguy

Too bad RNC is run by idiots. This is (another) golden chance to highlight the Culture of Corruption and how the Dems promised change (and indeed they did do change!)

It is difficult to imagine better example of out-of-touch elitism and corruption than billionaire Speaker of the House (and global warming alarmist) using tax-payer funded military jets to transport relatives to vacation.

Steele is busy vacationing in Maui and giving private well-paid speeches.


5 posted on 02/01/2010 9:15:05 AM PST by heiss (True Conservatives came from Senate Centrist Coalition!)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; maggief; Liz

Looks like FOX got the messages. Lets hope they continue to investigate.


6 posted on 02/01/2010 9:15:34 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: milwguy
So the Air Force aircraft and crew who are assigned to Nancy Pelosi, with the rationalization that she is second in line to become president if anything happens to Obama and Biden simultaneously so she needs to be protected and available to travel anywhere, are serving as her kids' carpool and babysitters?

Disgust doesn't even begin to describe my opinion on this. She should have to personally pay for the full cost of any flight used for her which she was not on - and not some coach ticket price reimbursement. I want full price of every drop of fuel; every dollar of pay, benefits and retirement funding for both the air and the ground crew; and the depreciation of the aircraft for the flights.

7 posted on 02/01/2010 9:16:54 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: milwguy; jwparkerjr; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...
The important thing to remember is this is not costing the taxpayers anything because Obama inherited the deficit from Bush :) It's just like blowing TARP money after it comes back from the banks. Democrats say that adds nothing to the debt either. And spending the remaining TARP funds is likewise free, err Bush's fault :) same thing, right?

Think of Pelosi's family AF1 travel as stimulus and it looks better, right ???

8 posted on 02/01/2010 9:16:55 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: milwguy
Remember when Democrats were outraged... OUTRAGED... as White House Chief of Staff John Sununu used government vehicles for personal trips?:

As White House Chief of Staff, Sununu reportedly took personal trips, for skiing and other purposes, and classified them as official, for purposes such as conservation or promoting the Thousand Points of Light.[9] The Washington Post wrote that Sununu's jets "took him to fat-cat Republican fund-raisers, ski lodges, golf resorts and even his dentist in Boston."[9] Sununu had paid the government only $892 for his more than $615,000 worth of military jet travel.[10] Sununu said that his use of the jets was necessary because he had to be near a telephone at all times for reasons of national security.[11] Sununu became the subject of much late-night television humor over the incident.[9] Sununu worsened the situation shortly afterwards when, after leaking rumors of financial difficulties in his family, he traveled to a rare stamp auction at Christie's auction house in New York City from Washington in a government limousine, spending $5,000 on rare stamps.[12] Sununu then sent the car and driver back to Washington unoccupied while he returned on a corporate jet.[12] In the course of one week, 45 newspapers ran editorials on Sununu, nearly all of them critical of his actions.[13]

9 posted on 02/01/2010 9:18:59 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: milwguy
I vote the first person we tar and feather nad run out of DC on a rail is Speaker Pelosi.

Absolutely. However, I suggest digging a giant pit and bulldozing them into it. Don't give them the dignity of a marked grave.
10 posted on 02/01/2010 9:22:48 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: RummyChick

Thank goodness! This makes my blood boil!!!


11 posted on 02/01/2010 9:23:12 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: heiss

“Too bad RNC is run by idiots. This is (another) golden chance to highlight the Culture of Corruption and how the Dems promised change (and indeed they did do change!)”

Not idiots, crooks. The Republicans don’t jump on this, because in her shoes, they’d do the same kinds of things. Our politicians, both D and R, see themselves as royalty, not public servants.


12 posted on 02/01/2010 9:24:43 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: milwguy

Well, after all, she is the queen! (She thinks.)


13 posted on 02/01/2010 9:25:14 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: milwguy

So, Nancy thinks CEOs shouldn’t fly on corporate jets but she thinks the Air Force is her personal airline.

Her use is a criminal act and she needs to be prosecuted.


14 posted on 02/01/2010 9:26:45 AM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: milwguy

“Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats!”
H.L. Mencken


15 posted on 02/01/2010 9:27:58 AM PST by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The day elected officials begin their term, they should begin to be assigned the same number of years in prison as their term of service. So if defeated they serve that time when they leave office, in the worst stinking hell hole of a prison. Now stay with me here....
Upon their retirement the people vote how much prison time they should serve. If you have served your constituants well, they vote you no time to be served... If you serve like every other politician you serve all those years in prison. It is a consequence of running for office. They know going in that that is the deal. That way their is a consequence for serving not just leaving your seat and getting a sweet lobbying job with the very company you got millions in contracts for.


16 posted on 02/01/2010 9:33:35 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: crosshairs
"I vote the first person we tar and feather nad run out of DC on a rail is Speaker Pelosi."
Absolutely. However, I suggest digging a giant pit and bulldozing them into it. Don't give them the dignity of a marked grave.

Too much trouble. Just fly the plane out over the ocean and push them ALL out the door. End of problem. Forever. 0.5 / s

17 posted on 02/01/2010 9:35:16 AM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: milwguy

fullapelosi

Can I Keep the Airplane?

18 posted on 02/01/2010 9:35:48 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: brownsfan
The Republicans don’t jump on this, because in her shoes, they’d do the same kinds of things. Our politicians, both D and R, see themselves as royalty, not public servants.

I'd say "Shoot them all," but I know it will never happen.

America -- a great idea, didn't last.

19 posted on 02/01/2010 9:36:47 AM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: CodeToad

Time for a grass roots campain;

Start the budget cuts at the TOP !

....GROUND AIR FORCE ONE....

Modern communications allow Mr Obama to speak with any group, anywhere in the world. Stay in the office and get some #$%^#^% work done.


20 posted on 02/01/2010 9:37:06 AM PST by maine yankee
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To: hoosiermama; STARWISE; maggief; Liz

Full reimbursement, heavy fines and prosecution.

This is beyond an ‘ethical lapse.’


21 posted on 02/01/2010 9:37:09 AM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: milwguy
JAIL
JAIL THE BITCH. . . . .
NOW! ! ! ! ! ! !
22 posted on 02/01/2010 9:39:06 AM PST by DeaconRed (I see some REAL change Coming . . . . . . REAL CHANGE...I can hardly contain my Joy.)
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To: BlueAngel

When Sarah Palin’s kids traveled at the state of Alaska’s expense, she was called a lot of names, and she repaid the money. Why is it okay for Nancy Pelosi to do the same thing and spend a whole lot more but get a pass?


23 posted on 02/01/2010 9:40:40 AM PST by Essie
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To: RummyChick

Nancy Pelosi can walk right out of her office. March up to an infant in a stroller. Punch the infant in the face, go back to her office and act like nothing is wrong. AND will STILL be re-elected in SF.

This woman is the WORST person I have ever seen or heard of in politics. But yet nothing ever happens to her...UGH


24 posted on 02/01/2010 9:48:35 AM PST by cups
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To: RummyChick

The bitch has utter contempt for we underlings. She feels that she deserves anything that she can take, openly or hidden. I wonder what her hidden “benefits of the job” include. She should be impeached for using Air Force planes in this manner. It is a clear abuse of privilege.

A POX on Nancy Pelosi.


25 posted on 02/01/2010 10:00:06 AM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: BatGuano

The site has been removed!


26 posted on 02/01/2010 10:01:53 AM PST by Docs Galore
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To: milwguy

Pelosi is certainly misusing the privilege, but the reason the GOP won’t make much traction on the issue is that the practice started w/ HOP Speaker Hastert after 9/11. He claimed he needed the service so he could stay in touch in case of emergency.

I’m not defending their selfish behavior, but politically it’s an easy issue for dems to defend. Conservatives and tea partiers will get upset, but the story will not get much traction (unless there’s really serious abuse) because the media won’t carry the story and will include the dems “reasonable” explanation if they do. Thanks for the update though


27 posted on 02/01/2010 10:03:37 AM PST by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: RummyChick; MamaDearest; freekitty; unkus; 2ndDivisionVet; jesseam; rodguy911; Nachum; ...

Campaign to dump Pelosi in November must begin NOW using every tidbit of dirt on her. This information is a great start. Pelosi was spawned in the gutter and must be defeated there.


28 posted on 02/01/2010 10:11:09 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Docs Galore

On nj.com at
http://www.nj.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/business-57/1264704485191950.xml&storylist=business

Listed as from the Associated Press.


29 posted on 02/01/2010 10:15:27 AM PST by ethel rascel (No tagline needed!)
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To: milwguy

Our founding fathers never envisioned Congressmen going to and from Washington on jet airplanes. She should be relegated to going back and forth on a horse!


30 posted on 02/01/2010 10:21:13 AM PST by mikeandike
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To: milwguy

Pelosi knows there is waste in the Pentagon budget, because she has seen it first hand.


31 posted on 02/01/2010 11:00:29 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: ClearCase_guy

“To tell the truth, I think that one of the “prices” one should pay for being an elected official ought to be a lack of privacy....”

for 2 years of public service...their schedules and bank accounts and investments should be on-line for the eyes of their constituents. Modern technology renders it possible...and would discourage a career in “public service” ...and would effectively “term limit” representatives.


32 posted on 02/01/2010 11:06:23 AM PST by mo
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To: mikeandike
She should be relegated to going back and forth on a horse!

A horse's ass on a horse.
33 posted on 02/01/2010 12:19:16 PM PST by crosshairs
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To: ExTexasRedhead

http://impeachpelosi.com/


34 posted on 02/01/2010 12:21:20 PM PST by PLD
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To: milwguy

Is there no accountability for these corrupt POS politicians? I guess the fact is they are democraps and as such they answer to no one especially the taxpayer that pays for them. Our Republic lasted for 233 years and because of the stupidity of uniformed greedy taxpayers “put gas in my tank, pay my mortage etc. etc. the great American Experiment is over. :-(


35 posted on 02/01/2010 7:22:00 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: milwguy

Is there no accountability for these corrupt POS politicians? I guess the fact is they are democraps and as such they answer to no one especially the taxpayer that pays for them. Our Republic lasted for 233 years and because of the stupidity of uniformed greedy taxpayers “put gas in my tank, pay my mortage etc. etc. the great American Experiment is over. :-(


36 posted on 02/01/2010 7:22:02 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: brownsfan

The republicans are nothing but a bunch of f-—ing eunichs. God Help Our Country!!!!!


37 posted on 02/01/2010 7:27:52 PM PST by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: ethel rascel

Any follow up to this story? Any comment from Pelosi?


38 posted on 02/10/2010 6:07:54 PM PST by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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