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Taxpayers Finance Pelosiís Lavish Hawaiian Farewell
Judicial Watch ^ | January 5, 2011

Posted on 01/05/2011 9:03:24 AM PST by jazusamo

Reminiscent of the scandal in which she used military aircraft as her personal taxi, Nancy Pelosi stuck it to U.S. taxpayers on her way out as House Speaker with a lavish Hawaiian vacation featuring secret service and local police motorcades financed by Americans.

The famously corrupt California congresswoman spent her last days as Speaker at an exotic resort in Kona’s historic settlement of Ka’upulehu, according to a Hawaiian newspaper that’s working to get figures on local police and secret service costs. Not surprisingly, the feds refuse to provide details on Pelosi’s security detail and the Hawaii Police Department claims it can’t release the number of officers it dedicated to Pelosi’s motorcade, whether they were pulled from other duties or paid overtime.

What’s certain, however, is that it cost big bucks and Americans are getting stuck with the hefty bill. Pelosi stayed in an elaborate suite of an exclusive “natural tropical paradise” that rents for $10,000 a night. She took a private plane to Hawaii and was escorted throughout her trip by a motorcade of secret service and local police officers. Two Hawaii County Police vehicles camped outside the resort to guard Pelosi during her week-long stay, according to sources quoted in the story.

During a similar jaunt to the big island’s chick Kona Coast last year, Hawaii County taxpayers dished out more than $21,000 for Pelosi’s local security alone. It’s not clear whether she arrived by private plane for that particular getaway, but it’s reasonable to assume she booked an Air Force jet since Pelosi used the military as her personal airline during her tenure as Speaker.

In fact, the veteran lawmaker was crowned Air Pelosi after a lengthy Judicial Watch investigation uncovered evidence of her shocking abuse of military luxury travel. Internal Pentagon records obtained through public records requests document Pelosi’s numerous requests for military escorts and aircraft to ferry her and her family around. Other documents demonstrate that Pelosi used Air Force aircraft as her own personal party planes, racking up more than $100,000 for in-flight expenses such as food and alcohol.

Pelosi has also been embroiled in several other scandals recently, including campaign finance violations, quadrupling the rent of her district office amid a dire financial crisis in her state and ignoring serious incidents of corruption within her own party after vowing to “drain the swamp” in Congress.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 111th; congress; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; hawaii; pelosi; taxes
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Pelosi's largess on the taxpayers dime makes Rangel look like a piker.
1 posted on 01/05/2011 9:03:29 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
Change -- ing

She's going out with a bang

2 posted on 01/05/2011 9:04:53 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

3 posted on 01/05/2011 9:06:51 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dragonblustar
Today she's out talking about how important the deficit is to her, and by god, how it'd better be important to the incoming congress.

Of course not one single reporter asked her about her spending behavior.

BTW where can I get a pair of spongebob board shorts?

4 posted on 01/05/2011 9:07:42 AM PST by skeeter
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To: dragonblustar

A shame she didn’t retire when losing the Speakers seat.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 9:08:25 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

You know what is really sad about this is she is filthy rich and could easily afford to pay for this herself instead of soaking the taxpayers.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 9:09:00 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: jazusamo

thank god this pig is out of the speakership.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 9:09:12 AM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: jazusamo

House Republicans need to send her the bill for the whole trip...


8 posted on 01/05/2011 9:09:22 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: jazusamo
It would be worth every penny if she'd just go away and stay away.
9 posted on 01/05/2011 9:11:20 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 715 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: jazusamo
Where did Newt have his farewell party, anyone know?

Just askin'
10 posted on 01/05/2011 9:12:43 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: skeeter
BTW where can I get a pair of spongebob board shorts?

Here

11 posted on 01/05/2011 9:13:12 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 715 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: jazusamo

Culture of Corruption


12 posted on 01/05/2011 9:15:10 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: shield
House Republicans need to send her the bill for the whole trip...

Agreed. Blatant corruption such as this is a big reason why Congress have the low ratings they do at present. Many feel entitled to live like royalty when in fact it's us that are entitled to corruption free representatives.

13 posted on 01/05/2011 9:15:58 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dragonblustar

Harry: “Take it all, bitch...all of it”


14 posted on 01/05/2011 9:16:47 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: null and void
Great, thanks.

Wait 'till I show up at The Hook with a pair of these babies on.

15 posted on 01/05/2011 9:16:55 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Today she's out talking about how important the deficit is to her, and by god, how it'd better be important to the incoming congress.

All the damn sniveling democrats were saying the same thing over the weekend. It makes me sick how the media are giving them a free pass.

The new speaker better wash down the seat before he sits on it. All those spending bills must have gotten Pelosi excited.

16 posted on 01/05/2011 9:21:13 AM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: jazusamo
Book her, Dano....


17 posted on 01/05/2011 9:26:52 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor - not a Community Organizer!")
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To: dragonblustar

LOL!

Who in his right mind is doing the banging?


18 posted on 01/05/2011 9:29:15 AM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: melancholy

Sorry, sign of the times correction:

Who in his right mind is doing the banging?

-——>

Who in his/HER right mind is doing the banging?


19 posted on 01/05/2011 9:31:25 AM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: melancholy; Lazamataz
"Who in his right mind is doing the banging?"

Ask Lazamataz ...

20 posted on 01/05/2011 9:31:25 AM PST by BlueLancer (Nuke Austin from orbit .... it's the only way to be sure.)
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