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    Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Article is here.

    The Moonies, fresh from their attempted smear attack on Obama, are now attempting to smear Pelosi, claiming that she is demanding a personal military aircraft to fly her, and her entire staff, back and forth to California.

    Here are the facts:

    In fact, the central claims of the Washington Times piece are both false.
    1) The House Sergeant at Arms, not Pelosi, initiated inquiries into the use of military aircraft. House Sergeant at Arms Wilson Livingood, who has served in his position since 1995, released a statement today clarifying the facts. He writes, “In December 2006, I advised Speaker Pelosi that the US Air Force had made an airplane available to Speaker Hastert for security and communications purposes following September 11, 2001.” Additionally, Livingood writes, “I offered to call the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense to seek clarification of the guidelines [which governed Speaker Hastert’s use of a plane].”
    2) A larger plane was requested because Hastert’s plane required refueling to travel cross-country. The Washington Times says a larger plane was requested to accomodate Pelosi, “her staff, other Members and supporters.” That’s not true. In fact, the plane used by Speaker Hastert was too small for Pelosi since it “needs to refuel every 2,000 miles and could not make the nonstop haul to California. ‘The Air Force determined that [Pelosi’s] safety would be best ensured by using a plane that has the fuel capacity to go coast-to-coast,’” a Pelosi spokesperson said.
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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Be still everyone. We'll soon find out that President Bush was behind this.

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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by CurrentAffairs View Post
    Be still everyone. We'll soon find out that President Bush was behind this.
    Did I say that, or did you troll that? I know, I know. After telling everyone on this board, ever since you joined, that people should debate the issues, instead of posting crap, and trying to derail threads, you did this accidentally, right? Hey, its OK. Everybody screws up sometime. Accidents happen.
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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Did I say that, or did you troll that? I know, I know. After telling everyone on this board, ever since you joined, that people should debate the issues, instead of posting inflammatory crap, you did this accidentally, right? Hey, its OK. Everybody screws up sometime. Accidents happen.
    It was no accident, danavik. It was humor - levity. Sorry you missed it.

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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by CurrentAffairs View Post
    It was no accident, danavik. It was humor - levity. Sorry you missed it.
    So what is your opinion of the Washington Times article?
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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Is it really that big of a deal who flies the bigger aircraft? Nobody cares whose metaphorical penis is bigger than anybody else's.

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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    So what is your opinion of the Washington Times article?
    Pelosi is a tough broad, so none of this will phase her. If it's true that the Post trumped up this scenerio, it's nice to see the biased shoe on the other foot for a change.

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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Is it really that big of a deal who flies the bigger aircraft? Nobody cares whose metaphorical penis is bigger than anybody else's.
    What hasn't been posted from the original source, not the blog that was cited.

    "The sources, who include those in Congress and in the administration, said the Democrat is seeking regular military flights not only for herself and her staff, but also for relatives and for other members of the California delegation. A knowledgeable source called the request "carte blanche for an aircraft any time.""

    She wants to go far beyond what Hastert ever did.
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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by Stinger View Post
    What hasn't been posted from the original source, not the blog that was cited.

    "The sources, who include those in Congress and in the administration, said the Democrat is seeking regular military flights not only for herself and her staff, but also for relatives and for other members of the California delegation. A knowledgeable source called the request "carte blanche for an aircraft any time.""

    She wants to go far beyond what Hastert ever did.
    Not true. The Air Force made the recommendation for a larger plane, due to the fact that Pelosi has a lot further to travel than Hastert did, and the plane Hastert used did not have the range needed. That was documented in the link I provided. On the other hand, your link................

    Oops, thats right. You did not provide one.
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    Re: Washington Times Publishes False Report On Pelosi’s Use Of Military Aircraft

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not true. The Air Force made the recommendation for a larger plane, due to the fact that Pelosi has a lot further to travel than Hastert did, and the plane Hastert used did not have the range needed. That was documented in the link I provided. On the other hand, your link................

    Oops, thats right. You did not provide one.

    You mean Stinger blew that information out of his a$$? No way!!!!

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