Doug Ross, through Judicial Watch and documents retrieved through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has proof that Nancy Pelosi’s children, grandchildren and husband, routinely fly on military transport – WITHOUT THE SPEAKER, AND WITHOUT ANY MEMBERS OF HE HOUSE ABOARD. See updates below.
The joke on you and me is, the military is supposedly reimbursed at commercial coach rates of $180.00 each. Use of the military aircraft cost $5,559.00 PER HOUR. And Doug Ross reveals that some flight cost as much as $18,000 per hour.
Out of some 2,000 pages of documents, some show that Pelosi’s daughter, son-in-law and grandson fly by themselves – maybe a granddaughter as well. In at least one document, he found Paul Pelosi, Jr., flies all by himself – no one else on the flight, from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco – “for approximately 1 day.” Not sure what that means: flies and returns in the same day, or the flight delivers the son to San Francisco, leaves him there and returns???
There appears to always be at least two unnamed Capitol Police aboard. She must need protection. Where do they sleep when she travels home?
California Representatives Zoe Lofgren, Anna Eschoo and Geoge Miller fly aboard the Speakers aircraft as though it were their own. There names show up time and time again.
Alcohol is abundant on these flights, top shelf brands, totaling at least over $101,000 for the year. That’s almost $1,000.00 per week.
No telling what will be revealed by the time all the documents are sorted through.
The question is, what can we do about this? Changing the perks for the Speaker of the House will be much more difficult than taking back the Senate, the House or unseating Barack Obama.
Update 1: As I look through the thousands of pages, I find that we have paid for someone’s Washington Post, Oprah Magazine, Wall Street Journal and USA Today – 3 each. No identification of received these publications. OPRAH! Found on Page 20, dated February 13, 2009 in Lorton, Virginia and is attached to identifying documents CODEL Pelosi. Could be expenses for the flight crew.
More of the same for Time Magazine, Newsweek, People Magazine, The Economist and Financial Times – 3 each.
This is surely not for the flight crew: Dated 2/12/09 in Naples, Italy: Grey Goose Vodka- 2, Absolute Vodka, Bombay Saffphir gin, Tanqueran 10, Amaretto Saronno, Glenlivet Scotsh, Crown royal, Bacardi Lime and Rum, Gentleman Jack, Baileys Irish Cream – 2, Courvoisier VS: $400.00. There was $600+ in mixers and “spearmint gum. $100 in beer, and then the wine: Chateau St. Jean Cabernet and Chardonnay, Rodney Strong Cabernet, Gallow Sonoma Merlot, Beringer Napa Merlot, Beringer Chardonnay, Mirassou Pinot Grigio, Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet.
$168 in popcorn, tortilla chips, salt and vinegar chips, salsa, mixed nuts and Valentine Kisses.
2/16 – 2/18/09 Room Service somewhere in Italy: $965.00 – Page 34
Many receipts are submitted, but not readable.
Lots of receipts for alcohol on a trip to Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan, Afhanistan and Germany. Every trip has expenses for “friendship lapel pins.” Interesting since many of our leaders refused to wear the America flag on their lapel.
It’s also interesting to note how expenses for 2009 are included in the same documentation for 2006. This seems to routine throughout all the documents.