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    her flights are a left over from 9/11. When the towers went down, the plane hit the Pentagon and a fourth went down in Pennsylvania, people started speculating where the 4th was headed. The Capitol? The White House? It became apparent that our government had some vulnerabilities we hadn't done much about. Here's the order of succession to the Presidency in case the target had been the White House; 1) Vice President, (who offices in the White House) 2) Speaker of the House.

    Part of the tighten up in security after 9/11 was to pay more attention to the Speaker's security. At the time it was Dennis Hastert, who lives in Illinois. If you wanted to guarantee safety on a commercial flight you'd have to buy tickets for a Secret Service detail and do the diligence of vetting the passenger list. Its cheaper and easier to fly the Speaker in military aircraft. So, she's not grabbing MATS flights, she's getting scheduled airplanes but its not because she demands it but because she has to.

    "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

    by johnmorris on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 05:36:54 AM PDT

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    •  Okay... (3+ / 0-)
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      but she could still take military flights even if she wasn't in 3rd in line for the Presidency.  This is such a non-'f'ing-issue.

      "War is a Racket" - MajGen Smedley D. Butler, USMC(ret)

      by PvtJarHead on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 05:44:10 AM PDT

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      •  Rethugs complain that (0+ / 0-)

        Obama is focusing on more than one things so as to distract freom the ecnomy but it is the rethugs who actually pefrected the "look here, not here" startegy and then they stole illions of dollars out from under the nose of people like you.

        Is this really an importnat issue given all that is going on in our country. You people should spend time trying to educate yourselves on nhow fucked we are and if you truly understood, you;d be shitting your pants.

        •  Who pissed in your cornflakes? (0+ / 0-)
          Looks to me you've got a rant welling up waiting to go all Krakatoa!  Either that or you're a blathering idiot who didn't read a word I wrote.

          As for  "...how fucked we are" :  Speak for yourself, don't come bitchin' to me.  I've got no debt and a manufacturing job...  I'm off work today to take my kid to the Dr. later in case you're wondering.

          P.S.   "Preview" is your friend.

          "War is a Racket" - MajGen Smedley D. Butler, USMC(ret)

          by PvtJarHead on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 07:35:07 AM PDT

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