US Military Serving as Chauffers & Babysitters for Pelosi's Kids? (Updated)

Taxpayers are not just paying for Pelosi’s expensive booze and food, they’re paying for the military to play taxi with her kids and grand kids, too.

“Pelosi One” seats 200 and can fly nonstop from Washington to San Francisco.

Doug Ross reported on the latest t*rd to float to the surface in the Pelosi swamp.
Apparently, the Speaker has been using the US military to taxi her kids and grand kids across the country without any US Representatives even on board. The cost of each flight is up to $18,000 per hour.

Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Judicial Watch uncovered thousands of pages of travel documents related to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of military aircraft.

What hasn’t been revealed so far is that military aircraft are being used to shuttle Pelosi’s kids and grandkids between DC and San Francisco without any Congressional representatives even onboard! Put simply, the United States Air Force is serving as a multi-billion dollar chauffeur- and baby-sitting service for Nancy Pelosi’s kids and grandkids — presumably because commercial travel is beneath the families of the autocrats.

Truly. She feels your pain.

UPDATE: The Speaker claims her children and grand children never flew without her on board.

UPDATE 2: Doug Ross posted these updates-

Update: Judicial Watch provided separate documents from an earlier FOIA request which show that “most, if not all” of the flights did indeed have the Speaker aboard. This is being researched and, until then, corrections are noted below.

Update II: A commenter provides a link to DOD 4515.13-R “Air Transportation Eligibility”, which seems to indicate any travel by the Speaker’s adult — non-dependent — children and grandchildren is off-limits.

Earlier: This post serves as an update to yesterday’s original revelations that military jets appear to have been improperly utilized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to shuttle her children and grandchildren around the country.

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  • bg


    truth sarc on/

    heh, doesn’t everyone know by now that
    our countries IslaMarxists are special??

    /truth sarc off


  • nickless

    John Sununu, call your office.

    Really, I would normally say ‘well, there’s their excuse to dump her,’ but these are Democrats without a single ounce of shame. They’d be a lot better off if they’d dump her for Hoyer, but there’s little chance of firing Frau Blucher…until November, that is.

  • aprilnovember811

    This infuriates me. This woman needs to go to prison.

  • Just_Saying

    Prosecution needed!

  • gus

    I’m sure there will be a some Capitol Hill hearings on this matter.

    Oh, dear, she picks the Committee Chairmen.

    Oh well GENERAL ELECTRIC TELEVISION will report on this tonight???
    Oh dear, they’ve been bought off too.
    Maybe ZOMBIE DAN RATHER will have a report on this?????

  • BigJ

    Reason #27 why I don’t like Nancy Piglosi.

    I will be furious if she is re-elected in November.

  • BigJ

    ….not to mention, very surprised.

  • squeaky

    wouldn’t be the first to treat the military as

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  • mike191

    This person is a pernicious human being who should be in jail.

  • Chris Vehr

    A real-life Cruella Deville!

  • Ladue Pundit

    She shouldn’t have gotten this plane in the first place.

    Once she got it, the abuse was bound to happen.

    This is the most corrupt speaker ever, and that is becoming quite transparent.

  • Liberal=a person who has no problem spending others money on self because they think they are entitled to it

  • ogee

    Kick her out! Kick her to the curb. Donate when you can. It takes money to defeat these awful people
    Send this viral. Please.
    Vote Adam Andrzejewski for GOV of Illinois and take the state back from the thugs…do it.

    And for those in TX vote Debra Medina for GOV and take this country back and put it in the hands of the people.

    Donate today. They are running against a few of the elitists crowd who are Daly’s, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Rick Perry..send it viral. Take your states back from the elitists.

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  • ogee

    Kick her out. Vote all these people out. donate money when you can.

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  • ogee

    She’s sickening.

  • ogee

    Send this viral. Please.
    Vote Adam Andrzejewski for GOV of Illinois and take the state back from the thugs…do it.

    And for those in TX vote Debra Medina for GOV and take this country back and put it in the hands of the people.

    Donate today. They are running against a few of the elitists crowd who are Daly’s, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Rick Perry..send it viral. Take your states back from the elitists.

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  • Just_Saying

    If the Democrats in the House were smart, they’d show their ethics by selecting another Speaker of the House… based on this disclosure alone!!

  • DougO

    #2 Nickless “but there’s little chance of firing Frau Bluche”

    Sorry, just got here today… uhh… “Neeigh!”

  • Spartan79

    Considering the way the MSM jumped all over Palin for alleged abuses involving travel from Juneau to Wasilla, and some charges involving her kids, I’m sure we can expect them to be all over this story like ugly on an ape. Right?

  • RiverRat

    If this is absolutely true we should all call our U.S. attorney’s and file suit. If she was aboard and needed the security, I can reluctantly buy it. If she was not aboard it is an extreme abuse of power and should be challenged.

  • wanumba

    She’s a multimillionaire. She can afford to ferry her family hither and yon on her own dime without making a dent in her household comfort levels.

  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    Exactly, Ladue Pundit- she never should have been “gifted” the plane in the first place!

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  • Jayne on the left coast

    Her base in the San Fran area will not vote her out. For some reason they love her. Of course, they are very left wing commie loons. She makes sure money, lots of money goes their way.

  • Chisum

    I find it interesting that we are able to procure Pelosi’s flight manifests but have yet to see the manifests for the NYC flyover by BO.

  • Paddy

    It is past time to impeach that bitch, Pelosi.

  • Gawd, I hate this statist pig… when’s the defenestration?

  • Callipygian1

    The most disturbing thing I just read is that apparently she wasn’t spayed.

  • Congress members are the true “fat cats”. It’s no wonder we have a Bread Line Economy:

  • gus

    But it was WRONG for the AUTO MAKERS to use jets for their business.
    Was it WRONG for AUTO MAKERS children and grandchildren to use those jets?

  • bg


    wanumba @ 4:16 pm #25

    Nancy responds:

    Grasshoppers were created
    to suck the life out of ants..


  • averagemelon

    The Wicked Witch of the West needs her broom taken away from her and the People’s White House dropped on her from the sky.

    We either vote these evil creatures out of power this coming election or gather our muster and might and drag guillotines to Washington. Enough is absolutely enough.

  • exceller

    not bad for a public “servant” eh?

  • bg
  • antisocialist

    I posted this on Weasel Zippers, but it bears repeating –
    Ya know, I work for the Department of Defense as an aircraft mechanic; from time to time, we are required to travel to other bases – sometimes overseas – to perform maintenance on-site. These trips are often made on very short notice. We fly commercial – coach – no frills, and if there are quarters available on base, that’s where we stay. We’re allowed a certain dollar amount for living expenses every day, based upon the area we’re in. We’re allowed a certain dollar amount per night for a hotel (if there are no government quarters available). We’re allowed a certain dollar amount for a rental car – the barest of minimum, usually a subcompact. Most times, this mini-car is too small to carry two mechanics and all the tools we must bring along, so we try to wheel and deal for a larger vehicle. Sometimes we’re successful, sometimes not so much.
    I relate this because – at the end of the day – we have to provide receipts, file travel claims, submit the entire package for review and then – THEN – we wait for the thumbs-up-or-down from the travel office. And the decision is final. If we want to bring a spouse along, we pay out of our own pocket. If we drink on the flight, we pay out of our own pocket. And this process is, as far as I’m concerned, eminently fair.
    So, what is it that makes Queen Nancy so much better than the mechanics that keep her military “taxi service” up and running? We travel on the cheap, learn to live on a budget, and submit the paperwork for review. Mizzzzz Pelosi, on the other hand, has a fleet of military aircraft at her disposal, just like they were her own personal jets.
    This is, I think, total bulls**t and should be investigated and stopped immediately. Somebody needs to grow a set and inform Her Highness that the gravy train has come to a halt.

  • Sherry Collins

    I can’t believe you are still bringing this up. This story has been debunked over 2 years ago.

    Nancy Pelosi used the 200 seat plane once when there was no other plane. Other than that one time she uses a much smaller plane to fly between SF and DC. If her family flies with her, she reimburses the cost of a coach seat for each family member.

    When she goes on vaction, she flies commerical airlines.

    This is not a new story. It dates back to late in 2007.

  • Robert

    Sherry Collins #40

    And Bush is no longer President, yet your side is still braying about it.

    Besides, the release of the documents is current, and now we know some of the costs incurred by the taxpayers. Over $2 million.

  • antisocialist

    Sherry Collins #40:

    And yet, they’re not flying coach, are they? I think not. If they were actually flying commercial, do you seriously think they’d be paying for coach? Umm, no.

  • Tyler


    Respectfully, you’re a moron. Why don’t you read the report? It doesn’t cost 28k for a G3 trip, ever. Its waste of expenses if it does cost that much (which it doesn’t).

    And the fact that over 2 million was spent by taxpayers for this turd to travel alone is waste.

  • She said we would be doing this “for the children.” Who knew she meant her children?

  • Tyler

    A G3 has a 4133 gal tank for a max range of about 3500 miles. At civilian average jet A prices of roughly $3.50/gal (non DOD fuel agreement). That’ll cost roughly 14.5k.

    A B757 has 11400 gal capacity for about a 3900 mile range. Cost=$39,721.

    What’s she taking that costs another 14k per flight? Or is she taking the B757 more than she let’s on?

    Remember, these are all max range flight costs which she isn’t doing?

  • Tyler

    A C5 costs about $92,000 to operate with a 10 man aircrew from Travis AFB to Dover AFB it also burn about 25k lbs of fuel. Or about 6 times as much fuel. That costs about 15k (remember this is all costs including crew pay, maintenence, support, etc.) to burn the same amount of fuel and operate a much costlier plane.

    So I ask again what is the 2 pilot crew w support and her staff doing that costs 14k more to operate a more fuel efficient plane than a C5 and their 10 man aircrew (on average)?

    Huh sherry?

  • pelosi is an unbeleivable whore and thief.

    and im supposed to pay my taxes grin and bear it? F**** her she should be dipped in tar feathered and hung from a lamp post like Mussolini.

  • bg


    Sherry Collins @ 5:56 pm #40

    so, where’s the link??

    or are we just supposed to take your word for it??

    oh yeah, debunk this, not to mention this while your at it..

    links @ links..


  • myna

    Nancy Pelosi belongs to jail. This is abuse of taxpayer’s money.

  • bg
  • ogee

    Nancy Pelosi Uh, Sherry Collins…ZIP IT! YOU ARE FULL OF IT!

  • bg


    woops re: bg @ #50

    peritoneal, should read pertinent, sorry about that..

    (that’s what i get for using spell check, oh well, no biggie..)



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  • Joe Locke

    She wants some cuts in the military budget–her use of military aircraft is a great place to begin.

  • newton

    Too early to use this against her.

    Let’s wait until the summer, September at the latest, for maximum damage.

    In November, she will run away from Washington with all of this baggage following her, never to be seen again.

  • Pat the First

    The private transportation was authorized by President Bush for Hastert after 9/11 because he was 3rd in line for the WH (Pelosi is also 3rd in line . . . chills go down the spine). However, he only used the smaller plane and only flew to his midwest home.

    I see no reason why Pelosi’s family should be on any plane. If they want to come and go between CA and DC they can take commercial flights. She can fly alone.

    And Sherry, follow the links to the documents provided by the Air Force and then get back with us. Here’s a link to those documents as provided January 2010.

  • JW

    Judicial Watch ( is, once again, going where others will not tread. It has used the law to reveal abuses of power and illegalities for many years, and where ever the abuses happen to be found.

    This organization is solid, and well worth the donations you may wish to send its way.

  • Patriotic

    I’m sure Pelosi is the biggest abuser here, but this nonsense needs to be stopped by both the GOP and the Democrats.

    I’m sure that the wicked-witch-of-the-west already has copies of every luxury that the Republicans have partaken in, at the expense of the taxpayers, just in case she has to use it against them.

    Pelosi will have the gavel taken from her very soon, and she knows it.

    We citizens of the United States should wise up, when faced with the prospect of sending unfit individuals like Nancy Pelosi to Washington D.C. in the future. It has been a perfect-storm-of-danger to the United States, to have her Obama, and the rest of the Progressives, in a majority-power at the same time.

    She has been hiding safely behind her extremely liberal constituency back in San Francisco County since she was first elected to Congress.

    The American people will be sending Nancy Pelosi home very soon… and if she keeps up her corruption, she may not be able to afford to keep her winery. That’s okay…we’ll all be wine tasting and celebrating at other wineries instead.

  • wanumba

    January 30th, 2010 | 5:07 pm | #35
    Ha! Better yet, the grasshoppers squeezing the ants in “BUG’S LIFE.”

  • bg


    wanumba @ 10:32 pm #59

    thought of that, but went the other way to
    illustrate the reality of what they’re up to..

    and albeit from a different perspective..

    oh yes, a bugs life!!


  • Andreas K.

    I think the most scary thing here is that a Nazi wench like Pelosi has actually reproduced.

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  • Jamie

    I her own district won’t voter her out maybe We The People can help them make that decision. I say we call for a boycott of San Francisco, Nappa Valley (isn’t that where her wine vinyard is) and anywhere else we can, until these leftie loones vote her out of office. I don’t know if that is realistic, but we have to do something.


  • bg


    Jamie 8:51 am #63

    Financial Status

    [The Pelosi family has a net worth of nearly $19 million as of 2007, largely from investments. In addition to their large portfolio of jointly owned San Francisco Bay Area real estate, the couple also owns a vineyard in St. Helena, California, valued between $5 million and $25 million. Pelosi’s husband also owns stock, including $5 million in Apple Computer, and is the owner of the California Redwoods of the United Football League. Pelosi continues to be among the richest members of Congress.]

    [standard disclaimer: source Wikipedia]

    2005/2006 flashback:

    Lifestyles of the Rich and Leftist

    [Actually, to be fair, her favorite pastime is enacting laws to increase the power of unions, trial lawyers, and the federal government. But Pelosi’s private life is all capitalist. She and her husband have a net worth of over $50 million — not bad for champions of the poor. Much of their wealth comes from real estate ventures, such as the development of the Corde Valle Golf Club and Resort in Silicon Valley. Schweizer documents how the Pelosis’ private partnership (Lions Gate Limited) managed to get approval to develop some raw land over the objections of environmentalists and other local groups, by contractually promising that the club would be primarily a public course and that the development would be ecologically friendly. But the developers stiffed the public. The golf course turned out to be primarily for the use of the ultrawealthy: the hoi polloi have to reserve three days in advance and pay $275 for a round of golf. A membership at the club costs $250,000! And Lions Gate failed to live up to the promised environmental guarantees. When the San Jose Planning Commission started thinking about looking into whether Lions Gate had made fraudulent representations to get the development approvals, the Pelosis simply hired some local, well-connected lobbyists, and the Planning Commission backed away like frightened kittens.

    In a similar manner, Schweizer shows that Pelosi, winner of the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award, uses companies without United Farm Workers contracts to harvest grapes on her vineyard, and she sells those grapes to nonunion wineries. Again, this darling of the AFL-CIO (and recipient of a huge amount of its money for her campaigns) owns a big chunk of two lavish hotels and a chain of chi-chi restaurants that are all resolutely non-union shops.]


  • Sherry Collins

    Are you trying to say that this was a vacation? Who goes on vacation with 3 plane loads full of people. Could it have been a retreat? Much like the one just taken by the Republicans to Hawaii. I only wish the Republicans would have had their retreat in America instead of traveling to the exotic country of Hawaii. 🙂

    As I mentioned family is reimbursed at the cost of a coach seat on a commercial airlines.

    You Republicans can thank yourselves for the need for increased security. Speaker Pelosi’s life is threatened so much on Fox News that she requires the extra security. Why just the other day Bill-O the clown said Speaker Pelosi should be waterboarded.

    Bill-O you might remember is responsible for Dr. Tiller’s murder when he so many times affectionately referred to him as Dr. Killer. So there you have it. How can Speaker Pelosi not take this seriously.

    The $21K is the cost of your freedom of speech.

  • LimoLibsStink

    Democrat Nancy Pelosi:

    What is wrong? It’s so much more convenient to has the US Military jet my children and grand-children to Disney Land in Florida then to buy them a discount ticket on one of our crappy bankrupt airlines. $18,000 per hour it is such a deal!

    So, what if you lost your job? I am going to milk my job until the cash cow is dry. I win and the stupid Tax payers loses. Blink…blink.

    More importantly is that I divert military money away from the war to peaceful efforts like baby sitting my kids and flying them to their most popular vacation spots. Every ton of military jet fuel that is burned in the USA is one more ton of jet fuel that will not be burned in Afghanistan. The military and its stupid war sucks. No more air support for our troops!

    My limousine is running and I have a meeting with Harry Reid. We know the war is lost. Now, we must figure out how to show the American taxpayer. I don’t want to talk about green house gases in the US. I can’t answer any more of your questions. Good day.

  • bg


    Sherry Collins @ 10:33 am #66

    re: [Much like the one just taken
    by the Republicans to Hawaii.]

    accusations facts do not make..

    link/s please, thankyouverymuch..

    re: [As I mentioned family is reimbursed at the
    cost of a coach seat on a commercial airlines.]

    Nancy does not fly “commercial”, much less “coach”.. hello??

    re: [The $21K is the cost of your freedom of speech.]

    ground control to Sherry, is there anybody out there??


  • Pat the First

    Sherry, why should we pay for transportation for her adult children and their children? We shouldn’t. EVER!

    And your talking points from DUmmies and Kos Kids need a link. I watch Bill O’Reilly almost every day. NEVER have I seen him say San Fran Nan should be waterboarded. Please provide a link of him ever saying it. Thank you.

  • Queen Nancy…isn’t she the same witch that tried to get the military recruiting offices banned from her city? I guess they are good enough to watch her kids, though. This witch has to go.

  • This is absolutly abhorent that Pelosi is allowed to transport her adult children and grandchildren across this great nation in a multi million military jet at tens of thousand of dollors in fuel alone without having a U.S. House Rep or a Sen, aboard: not to mention the cost of pilots and security accompanying them. But with this our current President and his administration, I should not be surprized. I can only hope she is not reelected this year, and believe many will agree with me.

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  • Massachusetts governor was fined for using state resources (a state police helicopter) for her personal use. This is an outrage even larger because it’s the military (wth?!); Pelosi needs to be sanctioned and removed from the House.

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  • Jim

    Nearly as culpable are all the DoD uniformed and civilian members who bumbled along (likely in fear of their jobs) and allowed this to happen.

    Those who approved such fraud, waste and abuse, are nearly as quilty as Pelosi. They all violated their Oath of Office – and should be held accountable. This starts with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and goes right through the Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force.

    I am a retired commissioned officer, and can’t believed how the military institution has lost its way.

    What will the result be? Pelosi will make restitution for the value of the flights – all paid by political donations.

    Welcome to the 3rd World.

  • Mike S

    send her to gitmo and try her as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal.

  • Jim

    Madame Defarge

  • And this surprises you because? …

  • tankfixer

    Why I think we just found something to cut from the budget in the interests of deficit reduction..

  • srw

    Not only are we paying for their flights….. About $50000+ round trip, but MADAM has charge a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of booze and food on these flights… She has been riding high since the Dems took over congress in 2006. Nothing is too good for her.

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  • Happy Motorn”

    Sorry, Don’t have time to talk, I have to take a big Pelosi.


  • bg


    Jim @ 11:27 am #75

    re: [I am a retired commissioned officer]

    thank you..

    re: [the military institution has lost its way]

    i agree..

    re: [Those who approved such fraud, waste and abuse]

    the likes of John Murtha, Dianne Feinstein,
    etc.. iow: majority of Dem Congresscritters..


  • MountainSniper31

    The use of government planes for her own family is a symptom of a disease that is infecting the whole Nation. Like all tyrants, Pelosi thinks that her government position is a means to enrich and serve her, which is no different than behavior of Communist and National Socialist party bosses. Will these jets fly her to her party provided dacha?

    The more power the government wields the more this will become an intractable problem. They take in all the money and decide which selected groups (corporations, affiliated organizations, selected classes) will become the winners. The bosses get to use government resources to live the high life and dole out rewards to their favorites. The rest of us poor slobs get to be poorer through increased taxes and decreased freedom.

    Imagine if this woman, along with Reid, Obama, Frank, Dodd and the lot of them are allowed to run the healthcare of the Nation? More power for them, and more influence peddling from affected groups such as the drug companies, hospitals, unions, the states and population classes (which the apparatchiks love to segment into ever finite slivers of grievance groups and human misery) who need to go to the government for everything. The ultimate result of this is a government (as an extension of the Party) that has ALL of the power, so making your business successful or staying alive means you need to be in their favor (watch “Schindler’s List”)

    The only way out of this mess is to RETURN TO FREEDOM and the limited government mandated within the Constitution. Spending freeze for three years on certain government programs? What a joke! How about cutting the federal government by 50% and returning the power to the Several States? How about holding the federal government to powers expressly granted to it by the People via the Constitution? Otherwise, I am afraid that Nancy Pelosi’s personal use of our military’s aircraft will just be the tip of the iceberg.


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  • Does it surprise anyone that the Liberal Senator from San Francisco would have it any other way? Spend what isn’t yours to live like royalty, instead of serving with sacrifice the people that work hard to provide for themselves and millions of others who don’t want to work.

    It’s time to go “green” and recycle incumbents who serve themselves intstead of us!!

  • madaboutewe

    How about a required breathalyzer test for Nancy before she can take over duties in the house? How about she pay for her own booze? I work for government and we can’t buy food at all. Everyone bakes cupcakes and pops popcorn or donates their own cash for pizza for teen groups just to get them to show up and participate. This is a huge double standard. Nancy has the most fake smile and her eyes are sinking into her head from all the free alcohol she drinks that you and I are providing for her and her family, friends, and others. She is out of touch and may need rehab once out of office.

  • Bev

    Bill her for the cost of the flights or take it from her pay!!!

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