Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pelosi's Carbon Footprint With Military Aircraft

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel—fickle, demanding and notoriously insensitive to the time, costs and energy needed to accommodate her endless demands. On Tuesday, the indispensable government watchdog Judicial Watch released a trove of public records through the Freedom of Information Act on Pelosi’s travel arrangements with the U.S. military. As speaker of the House, Pelosi is entitled to a reasonable level of military protection and transport. But it’s the size of the planes, the frequency of requests and last-minute cancellations, and the political nature of many of her trips that scream out for accountability. And, of course, it’s the double-barreled hypocrisy. There’s the eco-hypocrisy of the Democratic leader who wags her finger at the rest of us for our too-big carbon footprints, and crusades for massive taxes and regulation to reduce global warming. Another official pointed out the “hidden costs” associated with the speaker’s last-minute changes and cancellations. “We have … folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc.” Upset that a specific type of aircraft was not available to her boss, a Pelosi staffer carped to the DoD coordinators: “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset speaker.”...Michelle Malkin

The Politically Superior Ones don't worry about their carbon footprint, they are just gonna force you to lessen yours.

I do hope someone will tote hers up.


Anonymous said...

Umm, I think you'll find Republican congrssmen are guilty of the same behavior.

The Westerner said...

Politically Superior Ones have no partisan political parties.