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Saturday, February 10, 2007

She's Only a Girl...

Georgy Porgy, pudding and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry;
When the boys came out to play,
Georgy Porgy ran away.
--"Georgy Porgy"
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has come under partisan criticism recently for requisition of Air Force transport from Washington to her home in San Francisco. Remember that she is in direct line of succession to the Presidency, second, after Dick Cheney, so security is a primary issue.

The criticism is that Pelosi has the balls to ask for an Air Force transport with the capability to fly her nonstop to her home in California. There was grumbling that these planes produce 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per hour, thereby proving that Pelosi will push the global warming issue into the red, this from people who also support GWB's repudiation of the Kyoto accords. House republican leaders charged "arrogance and hypocrisy," a domain they've got nicely sewn up, thanks.


As noted on this site previously, Ranger questions why the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense each have a personal jet at their beck and call. These people are not elected, nor are they in the line of succession to the Presidency. Therefore, their security should not be addressed at the same level as Pelosi's. Furthermore, they should be doing what Pelosi is doing, which is requesting Air Force transport.


If anybody should be flying in Air Force transports it should be Mr. Gates and Ms. Rice. However, they have dedicated and assigned government aircraft for their use. The munificence of the royal presidency should not extend to non-elected officials. If anything, Cheney should be working out a time-share with Pelosi with regards to the use of Air Force II.


Let's take the toys away from the Secretary of State and Defense and help balance the budget. Also, the Air Force pilots need flight time if they ever want to fly for Delta. Assuming Delta will remain in the sky.

8 Comments:

Blogger Lurch said...

If I'm not mistaken, the 757 aircraft the Air Force and White House say they want to offer Rep. Pelosi has a longer range than the 737 the Republics in Congress want her to fly. This would enable her to make the cross-continent trip in one hop. Further, being a newer plane, has more efficient engines, which translates to less fuel expended, and fewer hydrocarbon particulates in the atmosphere.

I find it disappointing that the Congressional Republics are so irresponsible that they want to waste fuel and increase air pollution just to make a cheap-shot, nickel and dime harassment of the House Speaker.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 12:23:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Lurch,

Exactly.

And there's a number of things that aircraft could be used for constructively, in addition to Speaker Pelosi's use of the aircraft. We used to call this multitasking.

Again, her request is entirely justified and should take priority over anyone else's transport, save our "vice" Vice President, Cheney.

Or, since he likes torture, maybe we'll call him the Vise Vice President.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 4:15:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lurch said...

"...Or, since he likes torture, maybe we'll call him the Vise Vice President"

Now that is a crushing criticism.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 7:46:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Pun well-taken. Ah, we're becoming wordsmiths on this site--we'll elevate the level of discourse yet.

Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 7:54:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lurch said...

"...we'll elevate the level of discourse yet."

Not without a ceiling rack, and wrist manacles.

Monday, February 12, 2007 at 10:11:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Lurch,

Jim says let's stay testicular, b/c then their hearts and minds will follow. Let's clamp 'em down, it's the only democratic thing to do.

Me, I think you're being a naughty boy, and the commission for Vice and Virtue will soon stop your foolish thoughts. L

Monday, February 12, 2007 at 4:57:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lurch said...

"...the commission for Vice and Virtue will soon stop your foolish thoughts. L"


Ooohhhh...... this sounds like fun. Kin ah speak to the Vice folks first?

Monday, February 12, 2007 at 7:34:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Lurch,

Vice first--there is no other way. Once you've had your fun, then it's off to virtue camp for re-education. No fun at all, I'm afraid.

Monday, February 12, 2007 at 8:13:00 PM GMT-5  

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