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iliana
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0 posted 02-01-2007 06:39 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Nancy Pelosi want to keep the perks of her predecessor; e.g., to use military aircraft for her travel.  Well, I don't see anything wrong with that.  I don't even mind it if her immediate family members ride along with her.  After all, she is third in line for the presidency.  

What I do mind is extended family's use of military aircraft and her suggestion that the California delegation would also have access to it.

Come on, Nancy, get off it.  Set the right example.  
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And you’re surprised?

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This is interesting.

Does she want access to the open spots on military aircraft -- a privilege given to most service men, no?

Or does she want to charter the craft?

I don't see any problems with the former and I'm not sure how she can get away with the latter.

It is expensive to fly back and forth, you know.
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3 posted 02-01-2007 09:55 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Huan Yi, actually, I was a bit surprised.  Like I said, it is entirely appropriate that in these times of "war," the third in line should be protected from any risk of harm and that would include her family, just like it does the President and VP.  It's the delegation and extended family that I question.  My daughter came up with something interesting....she said, maybe she wants the delegation to have its use so that she does not come across as being haughty or exclusionary.  It would save taxpayer money if they all travel together, I guess, or would it?  I mean, they have to travel and their travel is paid for by us anyway.  

Brad, I don't think this displaces military people, but I'm not really sure.  The Speaker of House has had this benefit in the past...she just wants to expand it.
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And you learn something new everyday.
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Who could find these kinds of things surprising from her? Just look at her shennanigansin her first month in office, from her nominations to her trying to sneak  her large supporters in under the radar to exempt them from the minimum wage increases.

Ms. Pelosi is not only not draining the swamp, she is taking daily beauty baths in it.

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has anyone ever flown stand by? Brad, I'm guessing you have...it's not exactly a pleasure flight...I don't see the harm in her family flying that way...but they should be put in line behind military members. At least I think so. Unless her family is serving our country, they can be last.
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Agreed, SEA.  Thanks for commenting.  
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I agree with your comment, Iliana, about setting the right example. Too often politicians (from both sides of the fence) don't do that. Check out the types of vehicles the loudest voices concerning energy conservation drive. Gore was famous for leaving the plane running while he did such important things like getting haircuts. They talk a good game but don't practice what they preach to us. Perhaps that goes along with having the power to pass laws on things they are exempt from, like social security and health care. Pelosi has the opportunity right now to show that either she has the desire to walk the walk or just talk the talk. So far it seems she is squandering the opportunity to show the American people her sincerity.
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Thanks for your comment, Mike.  We'll have to watch.  I will give her credit for visiting Iraq recently.  

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