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Air Pelosi hits turbulance

It looks like there is actually some shame left in Washington when it comes to buying more airplanes for Air Pelosi.

From the WSJ August 10th.

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan opposition is emerging in the Senate to a plan by House lawmakers to spend $550 million for additional passenger jets for senior government officials.

The resistance to buying eight Gulfstream and Boeing planes comes as members of both chambers of Congress embark on the busiest month of the year for official overseas travel. The plan to upgrade the fleet of government jets, which was included in a broader defense-funding bill, has also sparked criticism from the Pentagon, which has said it doesn’t need half of the new jets.

Two Missouri senators, Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Christopher Bond, said they would oppose funding for the jets when the legislation is taken up by the Senate in September.

While the term bipartisan gets a bad rap here on RS, in this case I’ll applaud any help from anyone R or D that helps to ground Air Pelosi, so polite golf applause for Claire McCaskill and a big round of fiscal conservative Republican applause for Christopher Bond.

Let’s see if this is a trend or a one off.