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Aren't you glad she isn't Speaker anymore? Funniest Pelosi Answer gets BA!!!!!

The former House Speaker was showered with a cornucopia of gourmet food and alcohol as she travelled over 90,000 miles around the world in just nine months last year – all courtesy of the US Airforce (USAF).

On one overseas excursion, her office even wrote to the USAF asking for strawberries dipped in dark chocolate as a birthday treat.

The documents, uncovered by political corruption watchdog Judicial Watch, reveal that the US taxpayer was billed for $101,429 (£64,000) in Mrs Pelosi’s in-flight services over a period of two years.

One internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010 said: ‘The speaker’s office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert [sic].

‘It’s the speaker’s B-Day tomorrow so we’re also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred)…’

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Documents obtained from the U.S. Army include correspondence from Speaker Pelosi’s office requesting an Army escort and three military planes to transport Pelosi and other members of Congress to Cleveland, Ohio, for the funeral services of the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Pelosi noted in her letter of August 22, 2008, that such a request, labeled “Operation Tribute” was an “exception to standard policy.”

 

 

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:31 PM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Level 39 (106,530 Credits)
Answers (20)
  • josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:34 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Did we get billed for her Botox?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • You cannot be serious!! Chocolate covered strawberries? Egg salad sandwiches? Love the insignia, by the way!!
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 12:36 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I have a shoe covered foot. Where would she like me to put that?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:38 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Does Humble Pie go good with Egg Salad Sandwiches? Obama hasn't eaten his, and I'm afraid it might go to waste.
    tightening our belts ya know..................
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 12:39 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 12:41 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 12:43 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • if you really are concerned about wasteful spending   http://www.cagw.org/reports/pig-book/2010/ 


    Are her perks right, not to this extent, but that $100,000 is just one little drop in an ocean of overspending, and by no means limited to any one party, it seems to be the only bi-partisan thing they agree on, SPENDING.....

    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 12:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 12:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • emptynstr, Actually right now~ we are having fun mocking the elitest attitude of Pelosi.... You are right, though it IS Bi-Partisan over spending.... The biggest over spending problem this nation has? Entitlements.
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 12:48 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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