Let’s see, you have a perfect attempt to skewer the hypocrisy of global warming advocates who spew tons of carbon into the atmosphere on private jets, expose the hypocrisy of someone who supposedly champions the working poor living a life only .001% of the American populace will likely experience, and expose the hypocrisy of someone supposedly fighting for more effective government by wasting tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars of taxpayers money on their own insufferable vanity.
And what does the Bush Administration do? Try to defend the indefensible!
There’s no reason why Speaker Pelosi can’t use the same jet her predecessors did. Or better yet, she can be ecologically conscious and fly the same commercial airliners the rest of the hoi polloi do.
But if the Administration doesn’t have the stones to call her on this, she’ll win. And given that the Anna Nicole Smith tragedy/farce has closed the window for this story to develop, it’s clear that the level of political tone-deafness from the White House has once again ensured that the President’s pitiful approval ratings will stay right where they are.
The White House is trying to play nice, which has it’s admirable side, but not when the opposition is playing hardball. In politics, you either fight or you lose, and the President keeps backing off when he should be pointing out the obvious — even if subtly.