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March 10, 2009

Granny Pelosi Loves Her Some Free Air Force Shuttle Service

No word on if she made them fly her for a botox appointment or not.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly requested military aircraft to shuttle her and her colleagues and family around the country, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group.

Representatives for Judicial Watch, which obtained e-mails and other documents from a Freedom of Information request, said the correspondence shows Pelosi has abused the system in place to accommodate congressional leaders and treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."

...In one e-mail, aide Kay King complained to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess.

"It is my understanding there are NO G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable ... The Speaker will want to know where the planes are," King wrote.

I'm sure this will get as much play as the management of the auto makers received when they flew in their private jets to ask for bailout money. In fact, I'm willing to bet my Obama issued unicorn on it.

BTW-The Republicans need to be all over this. This is the kind of thing people get. Remember it was stuff like the House Post Office and check kiting that combined with the Contract for America, doomed the Democrats in '94. This abuse of power and arrogance shit pisses people off a lot more than wasting a few hundred billion dollars here or there.


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