Pelosi’s airforce


Nancy of Arabia

Nancy of Arabia

You’ll recall I mentioned last week that Nancy Pelosi, scourge of executives who fly, rather than crawl to audiences before her, Miss Global Warming herself, was stuck in California two weeks ago when her jet was snowed out of Washington’s airport. Now comes this story: she treats the entire fleet of Air Force jets as her personal limo service. 


* In response to a series of requests for military aircraft, one Defense Department official wrote, “Any chance of politely querying [Pelosi’s team] if they really intend to do all of these or are they just picking every weekend?…[T]here’s no need to block every weekend ‘just in case’…” The email also notes that Pelosi’s office had, “a history of canceling many of their past requests.”

* One DOD official complained about the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last minute changes and cancellations. “We have…folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.”…

* The documents also detail correspondence from intermediaries for Speaker Pelosi issuing demands for certain aircraft and expressing outrage when requested military planes were not available. “It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable…The speaker will want to know where the planes are…” wrote Kay King, Director of the House Office of Interparliamentary Affairs. In a separate email, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King writes, “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset [s]peaker.”


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5 responses to “Pelosi’s airforce

  1. Retired IB'er

    Stories like this make me want to throw something into Boston Harbor and start the American Revolution all over again.

  2. Front Row Phil

    Why a plane? This woman can fly on a broom. Is there any surprise that California has broken off from the continent and is slowly sinking — without the help of an earthquake? Pelosi is Reason #1 why so many of us have such deep distrust our “leaders.”

  3. SizeBuyer

    Lex Luther had the right idea

  4. SizeBuyer

    And we could use an Otisburg.

  5. J

    She doesn’t care since her district will re-elect by a landslide at the end of her term. She is not running for national office.