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Real Speakers of Genius

It looks like Speaker Pelosi is doing her best to cut back on extravagances during our economic crisis.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly requested military aircraft to shuttle her and her colleagues and family around the country, according to a new report from a conservative watchdog group.

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In one e-mail, aide Kay King complained to the military that they had not made available any aircraft the House speaker wanted for Memorial Day recess.

“It is my understanding there are NO G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable … The Speaker will want to know where the planes are,” King wrote.

In another, when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King wrote: “This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset Speaker.”

So thank you, Speaker Pelosi. Your demand to use a G5 rather than the more chic G6 is the kind of sacrifice that will inspire Americans nationwide in these tough times.

3BP salutes you.

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