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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 04:24 PM
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20. Did you read the Snopes article? when Haestert was Speaker, he got a non-stop flight
on a military jet for security reasons. California requires a bigger plane for non-stop flights, especially when flying Washington to California (which takes about an hour longer than flying east, due to needing to buck the wind).

The RW never made an issue about it for Haestert (nor did the LW). Why does the RW make an issue about it for Pelosi? Aside from typical RW double standards and hypocrisy, of course. And why are posters on a Democratic board following the the lead of the RW?
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  -Pelosi Made Repeated Requests for Military Aircraft, Documents Show WriteDown  Mar-10-09 03:49 PM   #0 
  - Good. Fucking politicians can start flying domestic.  Rabrrrrrr   Mar-10-09 03:52 PM   #1 
  - Um, she did fly commercial, but Speaker of the House gets a military aircraft  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 05:13 PM   #64 
  - faux? I don't believe it.  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 03:53 PM   #2 
  - Its from her staff emails...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:03 PM   #6 
     - Are you famliar with judicialwatch.org?  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:19 PM   #11 
     - No...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:22 PM   #16 
        - Alleged staff emails  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:24 PM   #19 
        - Ookay...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:28 PM   #23 
           - Hardly  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:36 PM   #35 
              - Enjoy another 10 years in Iraq thanks to Pelosi...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:40 PM   #43 
        - If a source is unreliable, you really have no way of knowing what the emails actually  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:35 PM   #32 
           - If you say so...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:39 PM   #42 
     - Do you know anything about Judicial Watch? Here: they have a definite  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 04:20 PM   #12 
     - Great minds do, indeed,  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:21 PM   #15 
     - I'm happy to be in such good company!  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 04:23 PM   #18 
     - IMO, Write Down (and few posters who are similar to Write Down) have  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:39 PM   #41 
     - exactly, Judicial Watch = conservative hangout of R. Mellon Scaife  Shoelace   Mar-10-09 04:51 PM   #51 
     - Did you read the Snopes article? when Haestert was Speaker, he got a non-stop flight  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:24 PM   #20 
        - So a G4 wouldn't do?  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:27 PM   #22 
           - Find a legitimate e-mail, then get all hot and bothered. nt  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 04:31 PM   #25 
           - Good luck....  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:34 PM   #30 
              - See post #12 and review the link. Despite their name, they are  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 04:36 PM   #36 
                 - My friend,  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:36 PM   #37 
                    - No kidding-me, too. Waste of our efforts. nt  babylonsister   Mar-10-09 04:37 PM   #38 
           - Depends. How many hours/miles can a G4 fly without refueling? And wasn't she flying home? Again,  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:31 PM   #26 
              - That's the other thing....  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:33 PM   #29 
                 - Huh? It was recess from Congress. She had a right to go home. How about (a)  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:42 PM   #45 
                    - Pelosi/Reid 2012  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:44 PM   #46 
                       - Again, how many hours can a G4 fly without refueling? If you can figure that out, maybe  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:51 PM   #50 
                          - Sure...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 05:07 PM   #61 
  - Source: Fox News. Regardless of the veracity of this bit of news, why even post it?  burythehatchet   Mar-10-09 03:53 PM   #3 
  - The link to Judicial Watch does not work  Turbineguy   Mar-10-09 03:54 PM   #4 
  - You have to install judicialwatch's viewer software sometimes  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:02 PM   #5 
     - I wouldn't install anything  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:20 PM   #13 
     - Ugh, 137 pages...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:30 PM   #24 
     - The link does not work. What part of lousy source is escaping you? And again, where was all the  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:48 PM   #49 
  - As 3rd in the line of succession, doesn't the speaker have rights to govt. aircraft? nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-10-09 04:07 PM   #7 
  - For herself, yes, but not for an entourage of family and friends  marshall   Mar-10-09 04:12 PM   #9 
  - The prez and veep fly with family. Are the rules different for Speaker? I'm just curious.  Captain Hilts   Mar-10-09 04:21 PM   #14 
  - My issue is with the G5...  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:31 PM   #27 
  - As far as I know the Speaker's spouse has no official duties  marshall   Mar-10-09 04:52 PM   #54 
     - So, your only issue here is that Pelosi should be the only passenger. BTW, the other  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #66 
     - Right, so they don't pay. What if Pelosi paid comparable airfare for her husband/daughter, whoever.  Captain Hilts   Mar-10-09 05:16 PM   #67 
  - Better it should fly only one passenger? And are you taking Fox's word for it?  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 05:07 PM   #60 
     - Not at all. Didn't say that made any sense. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-10-09 05:15 PM   #65 
  - Yep - seems essential for security reasons.  DURHAM D   Mar-10-09 04:16 PM   #10 
  - Not only a right, but an obligation.  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:52 PM   #53 
  - Pelosi needs to stop this...  SkyDaddy7   Mar-10-09 04:08 PM   #8 
  - No she doesn't  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:22 PM   #17 
  - If you're fine with this  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:25 PM   #21 
     - There's a very big difference  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:34 PM   #31 
     - Therefore what?  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:39 PM   #40 
     - Looks like arguing over a G4 or a G5 is all you are left with.  DURHAM D   Mar-10-09 04:35 PM   #34 
     - Tangerine likes you  Tangerine LaBamba   Mar-10-09 04:38 PM   #39 
     - Like I said above....  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:42 PM   #44 
        - Changing the subject I see...  DURHAM D   Mar-10-09 04:45 PM   #47 
        - Subject has never changed.  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 04:47 PM   #48 
           - You have not encountered her fan club necessarily.  DURHAM D   Mar-10-09 04:52 PM   #52 
           - Sure it has. You started with the plane. You are not getting the Pelosi fan club, just people who  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 05:09 PM   #62 
        - Any Sunday host who asks her will show his ignorance. This whole issue was  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:59 PM   #58 
     - Again, how many hours/ miles can a G4 go without refueling?  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:55 PM   #56 
     - BULLSHIT Corporate CEOs need to learn their place. Things are going to change.  Xenotime   Mar-10-09 04:55 PM   #57 
  - No, she doesn't. nt  Captain Hilts   Mar-10-09 04:35 PM   #33 
  - Um, did you read the Snopes article linked upthread?  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 04:53 PM   #55 
  - Most likely all bullcrap. This was brought up a year or two ago before and put down.  LiberalFighter   Mar-10-09 04:32 PM   #28 
  - According to your own link Pelosi's office did comment  maddezmom   Mar-10-09 05:01 PM   #59 
  - Cool....  WriteDown   Mar-10-09 05:17 PM   #68 
     - from what I remember reading about it 2 yrs ago if was Sgt at Arms that informed her that she  maddezmom   Mar-10-09 05:24 PM   #69 
  - Fox is resurrecting bull doo that was refuted two years ago. Here is just  No Elephants   Mar-10-09 05:11 PM   #63 
  - Locking  maddezmom   Mar-10-09 05:30 PM   #70 
 

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