Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: "Christian Coalition of America condemns the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from San Francisco, for trying to get luxurious travel paid for by the American taxpayers. Is a first class seat on a commercial jet no longer good enough for Speaker Pelosi? Nancy Pelosi is demanding that the Air Force provide her with a large jet on demand - 'Pelosi One' - so she can transport her political cronies, favorite Members of Congress, congressional staffers, friends and relatives back and forth to her district in San Francisco every week."
Of course, Speaker Hastert also flew on an Air Force jet, but that was different. Why? Because he is a Republican and the Christian Coalition thinks that all Christians should be too. Hastert's jet was smaller because he didn't need a bigger one to fly direct to his home district. As everyone knows, Pelosi is on the other side of the country.
This is a great example of a story about nothing. When you consider all the real stories that the Christian Coalition ignored--torture, nsa wiretapping, torture--then their true agenda becomes quite clear. I had hopes that after all of the true scandals of the last 6 years, that we would be past this. But we aren't. And as long as these people are the voice of Christian conservatism, we won't be.