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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    It needs to stop. There is no legitimate reason she cannot fly commercial. And not in first class either. That goes for any government official other than the president, and he's only an exception because his job actually requires that he travel far and often--and he's a target.

    If she wants to fly 1st class, she needs to pay out of her own dubiously earned salary like everyone else. Ditto if she wants a private jet.
    Actually, there is. She's a key member of the house. She MUST have security with her whereever she goes.

    It's easier to provide security on a military aircraft than it is aboard a comerical jetliner.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    In this day and age do you realize the security problems that would cause?
    Though I do not agree they should be flying coach, sitting betwixt a fat woman and a baby, I don't really see what security problems would arise. Are you suggesting that flying commercial is not safe? If so, then the gubermint has some splainin' to do...

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

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    Actually, there is. She's a key member of the house. She MUST have security with her whereever she goes.

    It's easier to provide security on a military aircraft than it is aboard a comerical jetliner.
    That's complete nonsense. What extra danger do they face when flying commercial?

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Actually, there is. She's a key member of the house. She MUST have security with her whereever she goes.

    It's easier to provide security on a military aircraft than it is aboard a comerical jetliner.
    I never said I had a problem with military aircraft in general. Just the gulf stream variety, complete w/ full wetbar.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

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    That's complete nonsense. What extra danger do they face when flying commercial?
    That's true. Airports and airplanes are really some of the most secure places there is. First class would work just fine.
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    That's complete nonsense. What extra danger do they face when flying commercial?
    I wonder, if they flew commercial, would they have been more willing to actually support the interrogation of terrorists like the pantybomber...

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yea, except George Washington was a real American patriot who made real sacrifices on behalf of his country;
    And Nanci Pelosi is 3rd in line to be President. What exactly is your beef here?
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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    That's complete nonsense. What extra danger do they face when flying commercial?
    No. It isn;t.

    Pelosi, like many other politicians, are a target. When traveling overseas the taxpayer would be billed for the government to purchase the entire 1st class section of plane.

    Commercial planes have full bars.

    The average international first class ticket quite expensive. When compared by cost, it would be cheaper for Peloisi to use a non-commercial aircraft.

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    No. It isn;t.

    Pelosi, like many other politicians, are a target. When traveling overseas the taxpayer would be billed for the government to purchase the entire 1st class section of plane.
    There's no need for that much security on an airplane... Threats are likely not going to be perpetrated by overwhelming force in confined areas. Threats will be one guy w/ explosives encrusted onto his panties. The bigger security issue is going to and from, and boarding, the plane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Commercial planes have full bars.
    and I'm sure they would appreciate the speaker's business, from her own paycheck.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    The average international first class ticket quite expensive. When compared by cost, it would be cheaper for Peloisi to use a non-commercial aircraft.
    what part of the duties of the speaker of the house require international travel?

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    Re: House Speakerís Military Travel Cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 ov

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    There's no need for that much security on an airplane... Threats are likely not going to be perpetrated by overwhelming force in confined areas. Threats will be one guy w/ explosives encrusted onto his panties. The bigger security issue is going to and from, and boarding, the plane.



    and I'm sure they would appreciate the speaker's business, from her own paycheck.



    what part of the duties of the speaker of the house require international travel?
    I bet if the speaker of the house was republican we wouldn't be having this conversation.

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