|While Pelosi fights to get Obama's health care plan through, I got to wondering exactly who here husband was and whether, in fact, they own their own private jet. So far I have not been able to find out whether or not they own one, or part of one, or have a contract with a jet-share company.
|Companies are very sensitive about the high visibility that Congress has placed on companies and their use of corporate jets. Partially as a result many companies are getting rid of their flight departments. Sears recently shut down its 64 year old flight department. But the fact remains that Speaker Pelosi and her family have, in fact, abused the use of military aircraft at our expense. Her son, Paul Pelosi, Jr., is a "green advocate." He is the president of the San Francisco Environmental Commission, and on September 29, 2008 he was provided a government jet to fly to Washington, DC. While he talks about electric mini-buses and other ways to reduce the carbon footprint, he made a heck of a carbon footprint that day. You can see the official Air Force document for this trip below:
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON, DC 20330-1000SPECIAL ORDER 29 September 2008 TAL-006 Mr. Paul Pelosi, Jr., Son, Speaker Pelosi is authorized to travel on or about 29 Sep 08 by military aircraft from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA for approximately 1 day, in connection with official business of and by the authority of the 31 USC 1108(g). Travel is authorized by military transportation. Travel is on a reimbursement basis equivalent to coach fare rate of $ 180.00. Authority: DOD 4515.13R. In another instance, shown below, Mrs. Pelosi's daughter and her husband used an Air Force jet to fly to Washington, DC for a 1 day excursion, and reimbursed the Air Force $ 264.50 for the use of an aircraft that costs over $ 9,000 an hour to operate!
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON, DC 20330-1000SPECIAL ORDER 30 October 2008 TAL-0050 Each of the following are authorized to travel on or about 2 Nov 08 by military aircraft from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA for approximately 1 day, in connection with official business of and by the authority of the 31 USC 1108(g). Travel is authorized by military transportation. Travel is on a reimbursable basis equivalent to unrestricted coach fare rate of $ 264.50. Authority: DOD 4515.13R. Ms. Christine Pelosi, Daughter, Speaker Pelosi Mr. Peter Kaufman I don't know about you, but I would love to fly on a government jet and pay the coach fare for the trip! And some believe the government can save money by running health care? Give me a break! Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 Arguing with a pilot is like wrestling with a pig in the mud, after a while you begin to think the pig likes it. — Seen on a General Dynamics bulletin board. It was Mark Twain who said, "Never try and teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time, and it annoys the pig."