With all the fuss about global warming nowadays, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is complaining that she cannot have a huge jet to traipse across the country with her immediate family and political supporters. Does she realize what a huge government jet would cost the taxpayers? Maybe not, and maybe she does not care - who knows?
According to the Washington Times, the Pentagon has limited the jet she can use to a commuter jet that needs to be refueled once to make it from San Francisco to Washington DC. She is not allowed to have a fawning bevy of supporters with her, and family members would have to pay the US treasury to fly on that aircraft. They would be better off going to cheaptickets.com to get their flights arranged, honestly.
While she may accuse the administration of slighting her (she is the third in line to the presidency after all), I would think she would accept this jet as leadership in environmental stewardship and encourage the personal reduction of dependence on oil. This airborne humbling can be an example for all of us to "limit the size of our carbon footprint" in the world.