Obama has a new plane, and he's on it: The Swamp
 
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Posted January 25, 2008 4:44 PM
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by John McCormick

CLEMSON, S.C. – After flying separately from his media entourage for most of the past month, Sen. Barack Obama shed his smaller plane today and started flying with the pack.

On a four-city South Carolina fly-around today, the Illinois Democrat, his Secret Service detail, several staff members and members of the media all shared space -- and expense -- for a 737-800 aircraft.

Obama had spent much of the past year crisscrossing the country on a much smaller, more comfortable Gulfstream II. In most cases, when his campaign offered a press charter, it was on a different aircraft than the candidate.

Reporters had started to gripe about not having the candidate on the same plane, something considered a tradition in presidential campaigns.

Earlier this month, for example, Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign introduced a 737 plane dubbed "Hill Force One," a bird that has suffered several mechanical glitches in recent days, delaying her to several events.

So far, it has been smooth flying on the ATA Airlines aircraft that is expected to serve as Obama's plane from here forward, as the campaign transitions after Saturday's South Carolina primary to a flying marathon between states that will hold primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5.

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good karma comes around - good for obama


(sorry Huey, couldn't resist)

I want a new plane
One that wont make me sick
One that wont make me drive my car
Or make me feel three feet thick

I want a new plane
One with room overhead
One that wont make me lose my lunch
and one that has a bed

One that wont make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when Im with Hill
When Im alone with Hill

I want a new plane
One that wont burn fuel
One that dont cost too much
Or make the nut-roots shrill

I want a new Plane
One that wont delay
One that wont keep me up all night
One that wont make me sleep all day

One that wont make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel with Hill
When Im alone with Hill
Im alone with you Hillary

I want a new plane
One that does what it should
One that wont make me feel too bad
One that wont make me feel too good

I want a new plane
One with no doubt
One that wont make me puke too much
Or turn my guts inside-out

One that wont make me nervous
Wondering what to do
One that makes me feel like I feel when Im with Hill
When Im alone with Hill


Did you get to sit on his lap, Johnny?



Thankfully Hillary and Barack are stewards of global warming and bought hybrid cars to combat the fuel guzzling private jets they [must] fly around in.

Paulo


Smart move, wo the press in his corner, he has no chance. Bush owes his presidency to getting on the good side of the press corps during the campaign, they grew to like him and so ignored his MANY shortcomings.


Do you think AlGore sold them any carbon credits?


Good move! Obama needs to stay on message though, as well as make appearances and not let the Clintons continue to throw him off his beam.


Extraordinary leader? indeed! Obama is spineless and opportunist. His spiritual adviser, Jeremiah Wright publicly praises anti-white Nation of Islam boss, Louis Farrakhan and goes on trips with him to Libya. Obama sees no need to even criticize such behavior. Obama will lead us into darkness and racial strife.

Check out this evidence on http://www.newspiritualbible.com/index3


Is there some value to the people in knowing that Obama has a new plane?


[quote]
Thankfully Hillary and Barack are stewards of global warming and bought hybrid cars to combat the fuel guzzling private jets they [must] fly around in.

Posted by: Paulo | January 25, 2008 7:50 PM
[/quote]

I've search through The Swamp archives to see where you commented about the fuel guzzling private jets Republic Party candidates are using for the 2008 election. I also looked at threads pertaining to the 2006 and 2004 elections, when pResident Doogie Howser used Air Force One as transportation to fly all over the country to visit Republic Party candidates.

Where was your outrage then, Paulo?

NON-EXISTENT, AS USUAL!


May the Lord bless his flights.


So who bought this plane for "Senator" Obama anyway? Oprah or Rezko?


Between Hillary's and Obama's 737 jet planes, they burn nearly 1600 gallons of fuel an HOUR! So much for environmental concern.


A broadly worthless article, although it is interesting to see that candidates are eschewing the favored aircraft of the recent past, the 757, for a 737 of almost equal seating capacity; there's a major saving in fuel consumption. But it doesn't make quite such an imposing backdrop at airport events.


I see Ben R has been off the meds and a lot off mark. Your Rovian stumping only shows once again why we need to get away from "good ole Washington". Did you want to comment on the hollywood stars stumping for the republicans, or is howling at the moon good enough for you? I can see who is "not" the grown up for the right.


Once again the focus is on the fluff, not on the issues that will affect you and me! Not one of the leading candidates will take a stand on stopping torture and rendidtion or upholding the Constitution or on holding Bush & Cheney accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Have you heard one leading candidate say we must repeal the deceptive Patriot Act or Military Commissions Act? Not one candidate says they will stop spying on our e-mails and phonecalls or restore our civil rights and liberties. We are not electing the next President, but merely annointing another one of the political elite to become heir apparent to Bush' throne! Sad, sad day for America!


I see Ben R has been off the meds and a lot off mark. Your Rovian stumping only shows once again why we need to get away from "good ole Washington". Did you want to comment on the hollywood stars stumping for the republicans, or is howling at the moon good enough for you? I can see who is "not" the grown up for the right.

Posted by: bill r. | January 26, 2008 6:49 PM


Great rebuttal bill r. Thank you for adding absolutely nothing to the dialogue.

BTW, the meds comment is getting a little stale, might wanna come up with some new material.


big time bling for an empty suit..typical.


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