Saturday, February 10, 2007

For the record ...

In a New York Post op-ed by Richard Miniter dated February 10, 2007, he attacks Nancy Pelosi with lies. This is well after the facts surrounding Pelosi and a need for long-distance military aircraft for transport have been out there:Miniter writes this garbage: (excerpts, emp add)
[On Wednesday, Feb 7] word broke of Pelosi's request for regular use of a U.S. Air Force C-32 - the same plane that flies the vice president and first lady.

She wants to travel in luxury. The Air Force jet is the same size and airframe as the Boeing 757-200, which carries about 300 passengers.

Maybe she just doesn't want to fly like the rest of us, enduring long lines and security hassles.
Maybe Pelosi doesn't want to fly like the rest of us. Maybe Richard Miniter is a liar. Which is it?


Fooling their own subscribers... That's what hate media does.

It has become endemic inside the media champaign bubble, spread to hacks everywhere now, from Lou Dobbs to Joe Klein.

Label it, doing a Limbaugh.

By Anonymous deben, at 2/10/2007 1:05 PM  

The 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB has 4 aircraft types available for the mission, the C-32 [757], the C-40 [737], the C-37A [Gulfstream V] and the C-20 [Gulfstream IV].

The aircraft used will depend on the availability of aircraft and crews, as well as the ability of facilities of the destination airport.

Ms. Pelosi would probably prefer the C-20, as it can land a small airports which would avoid the mess of landing at San Francisco International.

Unless things have changed, DoD would bill for non-official passengers.

By Blogger Bryan, at 2/10/2007 9:46 PM  

It doesn't matter what the facts are, it's a manufactured 2 minute hate. If Pelosi had specifically requested only the C-20, the smallest plane capable of flying nonstop, the attack would be "Pelosi wants the equivalent of a Gulfstream, the jet of choice of CEOs. Does she think she owns Congress, the people's house?" It doesn't matter who they're attacking either, they'll find something to gin up. That's why the way to handle it is to throw it back at them, which is what Murtha is doing, holding hearings on who exactly uses "luxury" jets just like the speaker. I suspect we'll find some skeletons in closets on the other side of the aisle.

By Anonymous SP, at 2/11/2007 11:25 AM  

I'd like to see her start calling it "Air Force 3"

By Anonymous preznit giv me turkee, at 2/11/2007 2:48 PM  

I'd like to see her start calling it "Air Force 3"

By Anonymous preznit giv me turkee, at 2/11/2007 2:48 PM  

Pelosi is garbage- I don't want to pay for her extra ordinary travel-so all her supporters should coff it up for her with their after tax money-

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2007 7:07 AM  

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