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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
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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To: BlueLancer; Lazamataz
Ask Lazamataz ...

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaz, Nooooooooo, you can't be serious!

21 posted on 01/05/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Hoodat
These people need to have their funds cut DRASTICALLY.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2623044/posts

22 posted on 01/05/2011 9:33:31 AM PST by Jerrybob
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To: dragonblustar
The new speaker better wash down the seat before he sits on it. All those spending bills must have gotten Pelosi excited.

Thanks for completely ruining my morning.

23 posted on 01/05/2011 9:35:56 AM PST by skeeter
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To: melancholy
Who in his/HER right mind is doing the banging?

Should be:

Who OR WHAT in his/her right mind is doing the banging?

24 posted on 01/05/2011 9:39:49 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: shield

That would be sweet!

The dems flaunt this type of looting, pillaging, andd corruption and then tell me, a frugal business owner, that i should pay more in taxes..for this?
Not only no, but Hell NO!!

Molon labe!


25 posted on 01/05/2011 9:42:39 AM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: jazusamo

Thirteen percent approve of the way the DU Congress was handling its job.


26 posted on 01/05/2011 9:54:08 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Thirteen percent approve of the way the DU Congress was handling its job

Do they really care? Doubt it. They made it into this fraternity & therefore became entrenched. Good eat some cake, sheeple.

27 posted on 01/05/2011 10:04:14 AM PST by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: FrankR
Frank R - You should do a quick google before making comments about Newt's farewell party. He lost all of 5 Republican seats in the 1998 elections and not only resigned as Speaker but, after winning reelection easily in his District, resigned his congressional seat as well.

Contrast with Nancy. Loses 63 seats and runs for minority leader. One person had honor, one is power hungry and, based on her statements yesterday, is likely mentally ill. Deficit reduction is their Mantra???? Are you kidding me?

Newt had his issues, but he balanced the budget and did the right thing for this Country, unlike the outgoing criminals. Below is Wikipedia’s blurb on Newt's resignation (I know - not the best source, but I only had 5 minutes)

Credit Wikopedia:

“Resignation
Gingrich's official portrait as SpeakerBy 1998, Gingrich had become a highly visible and polarizing figure in the public’s eye, making him a target for Democratic congressional candidates across the nation. His approval rating was 45% in April 1998.[42]

Republicans lost five seats in the House in the 1998 midterm elections — the worst performance in 64 years for a party that didn't hold the presidency. Polls showed that Gingrich and the Republican Party's attempt to remove President Clinton from office was widely unpopular among Americans.[43]

Gingrich suffered much of the blame for the election loss. Facing another rebellion in the Republican caucus, he announced on November 6, 1998 that he would not only stand down as Speaker, but would leave the House as well. He had been handily reelected to an 11th term in that election, but declined to take his seat. Commenting on his departure, Gingrich said, “I'm willing to lead but I'm not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. My only fear would be that if I tried to stay, it would just overshadow whoever my successor is.”[44]

28 posted on 01/05/2011 10:08:52 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: null and void

LOL!

I stand corrected.


29 posted on 01/05/2011 10:16:00 AM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: jazusamo

Yet another limo-liberal, no respect for taxpayer dollars. Absolutely blind to the hypocracy of claiming to fight for the middle class but arogantly/foolishly waste away dollars confiscated from their paychecks.

Choosing to vacation out of her home State... certainly her choice, but that too sends a heck of a message.


30 posted on 01/05/2011 10:16:48 AM PST by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: jazusamo
President Obama "You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."

"............corporations shouldn't use federal bailout money for trips to Las Vegas".

31 posted on 01/05/2011 10:24:38 AM PST by Lockbox (`)
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To: jazusamo

” last days as Speaker at an exotic resort “

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/pelosi-obama-hawaiian-vacations-come-to-an-end-but-taxpayers-left-with-the-bill

is pulled. Imagine that...


32 posted on 01/05/2011 10:38:57 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

Yep, imagine that. No surprise but it is surprising they printed it in the first place.

Print media in Hawaii is some of the most liberal in the country and that’s saying something.


33 posted on 01/05/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: dan on the right
I KNOW what happened to Gingrich, I was alive then.

I was trying to make a point, facaetious as it may have been.

Pelosi - by and large - made the dems lose this election; she is the shortest term speaker ever and gave us such gems as obamacare.

So if she gets a party, then by the left's rules of f***ed up fairness, he should have got one as well.

Anything else?
34 posted on 01/05/2011 11:33:38 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: jazusamo

I hold the Sec of the Defense, Sec of Air Force, Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs and the Gen of the Air Force responsible. All it would take is for one of them to say “No.”

The problem in our military today is EVERY ONE of the top brass are political hacks.


35 posted on 01/06/2011 1:13:57 AM PST by Terry Mross ( Time for a true conservative third party.)
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