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Jet Setting Nancy

By on 2.7.07 | 10:41AM

Nancy Pelosi will now have "regular access to an Air Force passenger jet," the Washington Times reports. And guess who pulled the strings?

A congressional source said that Rep. John P. Murtha, chairman of House Appropriations subcommittee on defense, which controls the Pentagon's spending, has telephoned administration officials to urge them to give the speaker what she wants.

Meanwhile, the story adds:

Such VIP planes are in high demand.
"She's effectively taking a bird out of the fleet," said a defense source. "It will most directly impact the House, because they're the heavy users of the large aircraft. Congress looks at that Andrews fleet as their Hertz rent-a-car."

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