ABC news thinks they have a scoop on Sarah Palin and her Rider requirements for speaking engagements. Who cares that she wants a certain type of staws and a Lear jet. Entertainers have had Riders since the begining of the industry.
This writer remembers when I was a concert promoter that Van Halen didn’t want Green M&Ms and Greg Allman require a White (only) Mercedes Benz. It was all part of the contact, if you couldn’t handle the Rider you didn’t get the entertainer.
Palin and other speakers like Pres. Bill Clinton have special requirements. The taxpayers don’t pay for it so so what? But when Nancy Pelosi wants a Gulfstream G5 Filled up and waiting to go on the weekends to go back and forth to San Francisco, well that is news.. why? because you pay for it and it is expensive.
Pelosi known for her large bar tabs (in excess of 100,000 dollars) thinks that taxpayers should pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to get back to her district. ABC ougt to rethink what is news when it comes to airline travel.
“The private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger (as defined by interior cabin space) for West Coast Events; or, a Hawker 800 or Larger (as defined by interior cabin space for) East Coast Events, and both are subject to the Speaker’s approval. The Speaker Reserves the right to change the flight plans at any time,” the contract states.
Omnibus. Spendulus. Do as I say, not as I do. “We demoncrats always help the little guy ;) Just look at how we spend your hard earned TAX Dollars.”
liberal HYPOCRISY has no bounds thanks to weak Republicans in the GOP and stupid stupid citizens that vote these evil doers into office.
Below is a video weve all seen: Speaker Pelosi, in February 2007, denying that she or anybody in her office demanded the DOD provide her with a larger plane than the ones already provided to meet her personal-use demands.
I have never asked for any larger plane.Weve never asked for a larger plane, this is a myth that they are talking about on the floor, she said. No we havent asked for any larger plane. this is not my request, it is a request of the Sergeant-at-Arms