When Fancy Nancy Pelosi was recently told there were no jets available for the upcoming recess, someone got their panties in a wad.
“It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable,” wrote Kay King. “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset speaker”.
According to reports, after 9/11 G. W. made a change that would require all persons in succession to the U.S. Presidency take military aircraft whenever it is available. But it does not excuse the fact that she uses the U.S. Military as her own personal car service. Often having them standby for hours, only to cancel at the last minute. And when she is not making them standby on the tarmac, she often has planes reserved “just in case”.
President Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, had this to say “… Speaker Pelosi treats the Air Force like her personal airline … Not only does Speaker Pelosi issue unreasonable requests for military travel, but her office seems unconcerned about wasting taxpayer money with last-minute cancellations and other demands.”
But then again, liberals are so much better than us, we should not expect them to have to rub shoulders with us ‘common folk”, or heaven forbid, have to sit next to one of us on an airplane.
By, the way, did’t Madam Squeeker crow about making this the first Zero (0) ‘carbon footprint’ legislative body in the world, and she was going to usher in a new era of ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives?
That’s called having our cake and eating it too….
For those of you keeping score, a typical Gulfstream G5 costs in the neighborhood of around 70 million dollars, cost around $2,300.00 an hour to operate, and about $600,000.00 a year to store and maintain.