Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

How Gov. Haley Barbour Cuts Costs…

"At his press conference today, Governor ...

Haley Barbour, Air Traveler

It’s hypocrisy time again among the Republicans. Taegan Goddard put up this piece which he took from Time Magazine this morning. 

And this guy may run for President (that will take care of his flying costs for at least four years if he wins.)

clipped from politicalwire.com

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, his wife and three aides flew in a luxury jet to Washington in February “for a weekend of politicking, including an appearance on Fox News Sunday and a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference,” Time reports.


He told the gathering: “Our problem is not that we tax too little. It’s that we spend too much.”

However, it appears Mississippi taxpayers “paid the tab for Barbour’s first-class travel. State documents obtained by Time show that Mississippi shelled out $7,020 to shuttle Barbour and his entourage to and from D.C. on its Cessna Citation, a cost that Barbour says is justified by state work he did in D.C. over the same weekend.”

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OK… so we’re still going to be heavily involved in Libya.

1.) NATO’s takeover of the No Fly Zone is going to be gradual, or as said by a pundit last night, more like taking a temperature than flicking on a light switch.

2.) Bulk of ground combat will be conducted by the United States, with minor assistance from the coalition.

3.) Congress is concerned about who will pay for all this. Just us, again? Will Europe and Turkey kick in?

I’m getting really aggravated at all this.