Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Pelosi Plane Chimera

The other day I posted a rant in response to one of my regular readers and commenters, Teri Pittman, when she was trying to make the point that the Democrats have been just as callous to the needs of the middle class as the Republicans in many ways. I can't totally disagree. However, her comment deserved a more reasoned response. CNN did a follow-up on the story which showed that Pelosi didn't even ask for the plane: the Sergeant at Arms for the House of Representatives did. But John Murtha is planning hearings on the matter of congressional use of military planes.

Meanwhile, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, said on Thursday that he's planning hearings this spring on executive and congressional travel on military aircraft.

Murtha said he's requested from the Defense Department records on travel and logistics from the past two years. He asked the Defense Department to hand those over within a month.

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