Monday, February 12, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday defended her bid for a large U.S. Air Force jet to take her home and back to Washington nonstop -- and the White House backed her up.

Tony Snow defended Mrs. Pelosi against Republican criticism and labeled as "silly" press coverage of her request for a plane

But while George Bush plays nice(is he really this weak?), the leader of the "People's House" is racking up quite a bill that we are paying for. And by the way, is doing a pretty good job of contributing greenhouse gases(not just methane)in the atmosphere.

The speaker has decided that she needs a personal shuttle between Washington, D.C., and her home out on the Left Coast.

Historically, House speakers flew commercial. Then, after 9/11, Speaker Dennis Hastert cited security reasons in switching to a military-provided plane.

But that was a small jet: It sat 12 passengers, with a crew of five.

In contrast, Pelosi is said to want a top-of-the-line, Air Force passenger jet - the military version of the Boeing 757 - which features 42 business-class seats and a 16-member crew, plus a fully enclosed stateroom, entertainment center, private bed and state-of-the-art communications center.

Is anyone really surprised?

We didn't think Pelosi had any use for the military whatsoever.

As for the taxpayers, they stand to get clipped for $300,000 per trip.

For a lady who stands in the first ranks of the "party of the people," she sure eats pretty high on the hog.

Not to mention that such profligate use of jet fuel would make a mockery out of Pelosi's professed political priorities.

This is the same woman who declared last month: "I promise to do everything in my power to achieve energy independence . . . and to stop global warming."

Just two weeks ago, she added, "The science of global warming and its impact is overwhelming and unequivocal." Then she dedicated a select House committee actually to do something about global warming.

Which, if one accepts the current "science of global warming," she certainly is.

She's making it worse.

The conventional view is that emissions of carbon dioxide - a greenhouse gas - are a major factor in warming. And the jet Pelosi is demanding produces more than 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour - far more than the commuter plane Hastert used.

Gingrich has a point when he says, "It is useful for members, including the speaker, to go through airport security, just like everybody else."

But that's the point: Nancy Pelosi isn't like everybody else.

She's special.

More special than her commitment to ending global warming - which turns out to be just so much hot air.


At 8:31 AM, Blogger Mad Zionist said...

The intellegencia always gets to eat the caviar while the proletariat scrounges for turnips. Why should us knuckledraggers of the worker class be upset with how things get done at the top?

Remember, too, she deserves her perks as a form of reparation for all the inequality women have suffered over the years from America's male chauvenist pig society.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Mr. Ducky said...

That's the best you've got, AC? This is your best game, Fast Eddie?

Compared to the skids of cold cash that Chucklenuts sent to Iraq for "reconstruction" this is nothing.

Speakers have traditinally had a plane at their service and if she has a larger one(which she probably won't) because she has to fly coast to coast, it ain't a biggy.

Keep digging. So far, compared to the Clown Car Administration and Jack Abramoff et. al. this is pretty chickenshit

At 9:20 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

It beats the hell out of your comparison of Rahm Emanuel to Barak Obama.
If it doesn't rise to your standards, I can live with it.

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

Pelosi is arrogant and believes that she is entitled to special treatment. It matters not one whit to her how much her extravagance costs the taxpayers.

George Bush plays nice(is he really this weak?)

Remember the look on his face the day after the November elections? I don't recall any other President wearing such a hangdog expression. He doesn't show dignity in the face of political defeat.

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Compared to the skids of cold cash that Chucklenuts sent to Iraq for "reconstruction" this is nothing."

Although Bush isn't my cup of tea either, Ducky, at least he's defending our interests and defending us.

What has Pelosi done in the defense of our country? Nothing.

At 11:13 AM, Blogger nanc said...

beamish has the best post up on this nonsense...

oh, this is a good one too!

per beamish - she invoked the vagina card...

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Abouna said...

Let us not forget "Too Much Botox" Pelosi's other pledge, when she said that she was going to get rid of all the greed and corruption in the House when she takes over.

She has, instead, up'ed the greed and as far as corruption and all of the other immorality, William Jefferson (D) is still in, so is Alcee Hastings (D), the corrupt former federal judge, now the House Rep. from Florida. And for that matter, so is the pedophile homosexual Barney Frank (D) MA., and Lord only knows how many more. Life goes on as usual and we, the "knuckledraggers of the worker class" (to quote mad zionist) are the ones to pay the price.

Many years ago when I was in my early teens, my father always used to tell me (as regards politicians) "They all $h#t in bed and push it down with their feet".

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

"For a lady who stands in the first ranks of the "party of the people," she sure eats pretty high on the hog." She certainly does, AC. That's because - in her own words - she's "the most powerful woman in the world! LOL! She considers herself a queen, AC. She's now royalty and come hell or high water she'll be treated as such! The hypocrisy of the left is of a never-ending amazing phenomena to me, and they don't even bat an eyelash in shame. Ducky's a perfect example of the left - plenty of chutzpa and no cajones.

Great post, by the way.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hey AC..ah yes..she needs a yacht too and a new mansion and and..some new jewels ya know..after all...its only fair eh?..sheesh!

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Do as I say, and not as I do!

She'd better not have the gall to open her mouth about "Republican spending", or "global warming" EVER again!

And the cost to the taxpayers? To hell with that; it is only money, after all.`

At 1:42 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Thanks for stopping by abouna...I wonder how much money she spends on Botox every year? I'm sure enough to keep several chicken farmers in the black.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

AC, if she is using Botox, then it is extremely overrated!

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Eyes said...

Give her a C130. If it's good enough for our brave soldiers, it's good enough for her. What is with Bush? He's lost his mind.... turned into a total whimp. I'm thinking we need a hard core libertarian next time. Christians become too 'nice' in the long haul.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Eyes said...

... by nice, I mean spending the people's money as if it was his own.... it's not... He just wants to be "liked" now.


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