Skip to comments.Taxpayers Finance Pelosiís Lavish Hawaiian Farewell
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 Konas historic settlement of Kaupulehu, according to a Hawaiian newspaper thats working to get figures on local police and secret service costs. Not surprisingly, the feds refuse to provide details on Pelosis security detail and the Hawaii Police Department claims it cant release the number of officers it dedicated to Pelosis motorcade, whether they were pulled from other duties or paid overtime.
Whats 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 islands chick Kona Coast last year, Hawaii County taxpayers dished out more than $21,000 for Pelosis local security alone. Its not clear whether she arrived by private plane for that particular getaway, but its 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 Pelosis 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.
Of course not one single reporter asked her about her spending behavior.
BTW where can I get a pair of spongebob board shorts?
A shame she didn’t retire when losing the Speakers seat.
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.
thank god this pig is out of the speakership.
House Republicans need to send her the bill for the whole trip...
Culture of Corruption
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.
Harry: “Take it all, bitch...all of it”
Wait 'till I show up at The Hook with a pair of these babies on.
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.
Who in his right mind is doing the banging?
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?
Ask Lazamataz ...
Laaaaaaaaaaaaaz, Nooooooooo, you can't be serious!
Thanks for completely ruining my morning.
Who OR WHAT in his/her right mind is doing the banging?
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!!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.”
I stand corrected.
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.
"............corporations shouldn't use federal bailout money for trips to Las Vegas".
” last days as Speaker at an exotic resort “
is pulled. Imagine that...
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.
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.