Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Very First Act of Speaker Boehner

Assuming of course, that the Republicans take the House one week from today, I put forth the following proposition:  That Speaker (Designate) John Boehner should--as his first public act as Speaker (Designate), forswear the use of military jets for routine travel between Washington DC and his District, or any other domestic US location.  After 9-11, Speaker Dennis Hastert began to be conveyed about on US Air Force jets as part of the continuity of government mania that was sweeping the country.  As the second in line to succeed the President in case of death or incapacity (first of course, being the VP), it was determined that the Speaker should be afforded the special protection and convenience of military aircraft.

Speaker Pelosi was of course, extended the same courtesy as Speaker Hastert--though she got into some hot water when she insisted on a plane that could make the trip to San Francisco without having to stop to refuel. 

It's time to do away with this courtesy, and it should come from the Speaker (Designate) himself.  Commercial travel to and from Ohio should suffice for the Speaker of the "people's House", as it does for the 534 other members of Congress.  It would be a symbolic act, but an important one nonetheless.

By the way--did you know the Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of Congress?  Look it up.  Article I, Section 2.


"The Hammer" said...

Pelosi is a fundamentally evil woman, and I believe that with all my heart. She is an arrogant, self-serving, hypocritical, Stalinist bitch.

This authoritarian, sociopathic, jumped-up little Baltimore guinea two generations away from pimps and street-walkers, thinks she is entitled to live the life of royalty on our dime.

I say throw the bitch in jail.

The Conservative Wahoo said...

Now Hammer, take your meds.

"The Hammer" said...

My meds stopped working years ago.

Anonymous said...

Hammer - I have a similar affliction. Could you send me your meds?

BigFred said...

There has been some rumble about the Speakers finances as of late. She apparently has 7 mortgages with Countrywide, not all of which were included on her OGE-450 like document. Hmmmm. If you had 7 mortgages from a company would you recuse yourself, or decide that in the Chris Dodd case there was "nothing to see here..." and sign it?

You can guess what the Speaker of the "most ethical" House EVER! did in this case.

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