Thursday, February 08, 2007

Flying Flap

From the Washington Times on Nancy Pelosi's request for a bigger carbon footprint:

"Nonstop service is not guaranteed, meaning she's getting Hastert's plane and nothing bigger," the congressional source said, referring to the commuter jet Mr. Hastert began using for security reasons after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
But the administration official said Mrs. Pelosi "wanted to be able to fly between Washington and the West Coast nonstop."
The letter leaves open the possibility that Mrs. Pelosi may get a larger plane that does not require refueling if one happens to be available in the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base. But, generally, the larger military passenger jets are in high demand, especially due to the Iraq war.
But there should be no problem-
Nancy Pelosi in 2005:
"As we approach this Fourth of July, we remember the sacrifice of our Founding Fathers - the courage, the imagination, the intellect, and the values they presented in the Declaration of Independence. And since then, our country has always been about shared sacrifice - when it came to war, and when it came to peace."
So it's a win-win situation. The 89th Air Wing gets to use the big planes where they're needed and Ms Pelosi gets to sacrifice.

Best part of this kerfuffle? Murtha feeling his oats:
But [Murtha] denied pressuring the Pentagon. "I don't need to pressure them. I just tell them what they need to do."
Oh really?


PGP said...

I thought moonbats were born with wings....tell Pelosi to make like a BAT and flock off!

lumberjack said...

or there's that broom