This is a typically excellent piece on congressional skullduggery from Investor’s Business Daily, with the best head I’ve seen in a while:
Flying Miss Nancy
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, August 05, 2009 4:20 PM PT
Washington: The Democrat-controlled House wants to buy nearly $200 million worth of private jets so lawmakers and a few high-level bureaucrats can travel in style. We truly have an imperial Congress.
As radio man Mark Levin said last night, if you’re looking for a missing birth certificate, look for Pelosi’s. She may be an alien. He let it go at that, but I thought right away of space alien. Her eyes go pop in the night, right?
Those airplanes, by the way?
The taxpayer money the House plans to spend is to be used to buy three Gulfstream G550s at roughly $65 million each. These are long-range business jets with large, palatial interiors and three temperature zones. Company literature says the “impeccably equipped cabin” of a G550 offers “best-in-class comforts” and can be configured “with up to four living areas.”
They would pretend they are CEOs.
August 6, 2009 — Members of congress blasted the CEOs of the nation’s big 3 automakers for their use of luxury jets several months ago.
But . . . (see above)