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did you know this?....Newt Gingrich, a Republican, served in the House from Georgia from 1978 and as House Minority Whip in 1989. He was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. During that time he never made use of military air craft.

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, current Speaker of the House. The Pentagon provides the House speaker with an Air Force plane large enough to accommodate her staff, family, supporters, and members of the California delegation when she travels around the country. But, Pelosi wants routine access to a larger plane. It includes 42 business class seats, a fully-enclosed state room, an entertainment center, a private bed, state-of-the-art communications system, and a crew of 16. Pelosi wanted "carte blanche for an aircraft any time", including weekend trips home to San Francisco . Pretty nice but very expensive perk! Her Air Force C-32 costs approximately $15,000 an hour or approximately $300,000 per trip home

And she has the guts to confront the Big Three CEOs for flying their corporate jets to Washington !


no link it was an email sent to me but seems truthful


Asked by melody77 at 12:37 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Now, wimsey, you and I both know if it ends up in your e-mail inbox then it just MUST be true! LOL!

    Answer by mizkaye at 1:03 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Seems true?

    Wow - whatever happened to PROOF?

    SO not hard for me to find.

    Answer by Wimsey at 12:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • She is the largest root in ALL of this evil!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • This how it is with so called Democrats of the people. I remember the Clintons saying we need to tax the rich, Well they kept their money in a over seas bank and they did not pay taxes on that. Now that I think of it did some of Obamas staff also did not pay taxes. Maybe we should stop paying too.

    Answer by gammie at 12:45 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • And? Rep Hastert used one. Tom Delay used one..

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Start watching your Democrat leaders, liberals, and STOP listening to them. Isn't her big thingy going "green". Along with Obama and Gore, and those 3 fly more than canadian geese.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 12:51 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Thanks for posting the facts, Wimsey. Too bad very few will bother to read them.

    Newt is still a scumbag no matter how you slice it.


    Answer by Friday at 12:53 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Here wimsey, I'll help you out, as some people seem to only believe it if they see it (and do not like to cut and paste). SOOOOO.... straight from here it is!

    The Democratic House speaker normally flies in a 12-seat Air Force jet, just as her Republican predecessor did. This rumor stems from a request by the House sergeant at arms, not Pelosi, for a jet large enough to reach California without refueling.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Reports like this one, saying Pelosi routinely flies about in her own 757-size jet, have been floating around for almost two years. The claims were revived when Democrats complained that CEOs of the Big Three U.S. automakers had used their corporate jets to come to Washington to seek billions in federal aid. But the rumors are incorrect. Spokespeople for Pelosi and Andrews Air Force Base say that the speaker has used the big Air Force jet once, but she normally uses a much smaller plane, the same one used by the previous speaker of the House, Republican Dennis Hastert.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • The spread of this rumor – and its first debunking – dates back to February 2007. At that time, the speaker of the House had had access to an Air Force craft for about five and a half years. Hastert had been issued a plane after Sept. 11, 2001, for security reasons (the speaker of the House is next in line after the vice president for presidential succession). Hastert used an Air Force C-20B, a small 12-seater based on the Gulfstream III, to travel to his home district in Illinois. (Ford and GM auto executives, incidentally, travel in the slightly larger Gulfstream IV.)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Mar. 6, 2009