Michael Varin wrote:
This is pretty bad, but very typical.
Your site says, "Vice -President Cheney flies on a C-32, and apparently Pelosi thinks she deserves the same."
Yahoo! points out that Pelosi is now second in order of succession to the Presidency, just after Cheney. The House Sergeant at Arms, in charge of security for the Speaker, suggested that she should be flying non-stop on visits home. Apparently, the Lear jet could get Hastert home non-stop, but it won't go Washington to SF.
Anyway, the White House calls it much ado about nothing. Presidential spokesman Tony Snow said, "This is a silly story and I think it's been unfair to the speaker."