Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wiener of the Week

If this trend keeps up, I may have to rename the award. Yes, she's once again the WotW winner, for the 5th time. She's also been the WotM winner twice. Nancy Pelosi, come on down! This is one for the ages.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly requested military aircraft to shuttle her and her colleagues and family around the country, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group.

Representatives for Judicial Watch, which obtained e-mails and other documents from a Freedom of Information request, said the correspondence shows Pelosi has abused the system in place to accommodate congressional leaders and treated the Air Force as her "personal airline."

Okay, so she uses military aircraft a lot. So what? This is what.
Judicial Watch said that Pelosi was notorious for making special demands for high-end aircraft, lodging last-minute cancellations and racking up additional expenses for the military.

The e-mails showed repeated attempts by Pelosi aides to request aircraft, sometimes aggressively, and by Department of Defense officials to accommodate them.

"I think that's above and beyond what other members of Congress are doing and what is expected of our elected officials," said Jenny Small, a researcher with the group.

In one e-mail, aide Kay King complained to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess.

"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," King wrote.
Her Royal Highness 'wants to know where the planes are'? Are you kidding? What? Does she think that the Air Force is her personal corporate jet service? What a tool!

I'm convinced that the leadership of the House and Senate are suffering from a terminal case of delusions of grandeur. They're convinced that they're royalty!

Well, Little Nancy, you may not be royalty, but you ARE the Wiener of the Week.