Pete Buttigieg's Use of Government Jets Is Being Audited by Government WatchDog

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There were plenty of equity hires in the current administration but none more obviously pandering than the hire of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg. Mayor Pete was appointed Secretary of Transportation because he was married to a man and for no other reason. Pete checked a diversity box. Nothing more. His only resume-building transportation item was his well-known inability to fill potholes in his hometown of South Bend.


Since his appointment, he has managed to be, for the most part, a gay phantom. He took a months-long paternity leave all when the supply chain was collapsing. He’s more interested in bagging on white men and calling bridges racist than doing anything productive. In reality, his job is more like that of a runway model. It lacks any real substance and usually requires him to simply make a 30-second runway walk, without stepping on a rake. Frankly, his cabinet position should be paved over and turned into a parking lot. His position is 14th in the line of succession for the presidency and does nothing productive. I think the White House cook is 13th in the line of succession, but I might be wrong. In short, Pete and his cabinet position are substantively roadkill.

The only instances when the nation hears from or about P.P. & M Buttigieg is when he makes a pandering comment or disappears. His well-established stealthiness was burnished when he waited three weeks to show up in East Palestine, Ohio to embarrass himself by looking like a six-year-old playing dress-up in an ill-fitting hard hat. Pete, a/k/a Alfred E. Buttigieg, looked like he was ready for the cover of MAD Magazine when he balanced his “boy’s size small” hard hat on his dome, donned a reflective vest, and danced around the East Palestine trainwreck while he lost his “train of thought”. Saying he lost his “train of thought” at a train wreck, is some rich irony. Mayor Pete is a human trainwreck with a 300-dollar haircut.


One could reason that “things” could be worst for Mayor Pete. After all, he could be Kamala Harris cackling at Venn Diagrams. He could be a human head of broccoli playing “president” or a man playing a woman, but Mayor Pete has “some ‘splainin’’  to do. Apparently, Pete has been using public money to fly on government DOT jets to locations, only to knock bridges built by white guys:

Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General said it will audit Buttigieg “to determine whether the Office of the Secretary complied with Federal regulations, policies, and procedures regarding executive travel on DOT aircraft.” The audit comes in response to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) request for one in December after a Fox News Digital report found that Buttigieg had taken at least 18 flights on the FAA jets.

Mayor Pete says he welcomes the audit. “Sure, Jan”.

“Glad this will be reviewed independently so misleading narratives can be put to rest. Bottom line: I mostly fly on commercial flights, in economy class. And when I do use our agency’s aircraft, it’s usually a situation where doing so saves taxpayer money,” he tweeted.


Weasel words like “usually” are a tell that some, if not all, of these flights were a waste of public money and Mayor Pete hopes that the report is released at 5 PM on a Friday, on a heavy news day.

Pete is the face of an inept administration. A slow-moving trainwreck. Smile for the camera, Pete. On second thought — just fly away. I’ll pay the tab.


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