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Wally_in_Cincy
08-30-2004, 09:26 AM
Dubya visited Troy OH Saturday. Supposedly this pic was taken after Air Force 1 had landed. I wonder if this pilot forgot the air space was closed. Notice the fighter on his tail.

http://www.troyohio.gov/gallery/Bush/Rally/pages/IMG_3429.html

Rich R.
08-30-2004, 09:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> Dubya visited Troy OH Saturday. Supposedly this pic was taken after Air Force 1 had landed. I wonder if this pilot forgot the air space was closed. Notice the fighter on his tail.

http://www.troyohio.gov/gallery/Bush/Rally/pages/IMG_3429.html <hr /></blockquote>
Wally, I can't verify it, but I have been told, when any president flies somewhere, he goes on Air Force 1, but an identical plane also goes, in case a back-up is needed. Both planes are also escorted by a number of fighters.

The picture may have been the back-up plane arriving.

Don't you just love to see the president flying around the country, to campaign. I don't think frequent flyer miles apply. That is your tax dollars at work. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Wally_in_Cincy
08-30-2004, 10:02 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rich R.:</font><hr>

....Don't you just love to see the president flying around the country, to campaign. I don't think frequent flyer miles apply. That is your tax dollars at work. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif <hr /></blockquote>

He's not the first one to do it /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

We could have gotten tickets to the rally and Kathy wanted to go. But when she found out we would have to get up at 4 am she changed her mind /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r
08-30-2004, 10:28 AM
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Don't you just love to see the president flying around the country, to campaign. I don't think frequent flyer miles apply. That is your tax dollars at work. <hr /></blockquote> Don't you feel the same applies to Kerry or are you just worried about tax dollars spent by Bush?

eg8r

eg8r
08-30-2004, 10:29 AM
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We could have gotten tickets to the rally and Kathy wanted to go. But when she found out we would have to get up at 4 am she changed her mind <hr /></blockquote> I agree with her, it is much more sleep friendly to show your support on the ballot in November. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r

Rich R.
08-30-2004, 11:13 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote eg8r:</font><hr> Don't you feel the same applies to Kerry or are you just worried about tax dollars spent by Bush?
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I feel the same about all candidates in all parties. I don't believe tax money should be spent, for campaign purposes. They ALL have enough special interest groups willing to put up the money. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Sid_Vicious
08-30-2004, 11:54 AM
This is exactly the reason I feel no need to contribute $1 to the presidential campaign fund when I file taxes, these bozos running for office have more moola in one summer home than I will EVER have in my lifetime, plus the special interest groups, my country's treasury does not need to dole out a dime IMO toward any of them. That dollar comes from one bucket or another, all of which probably creates a dent in the SS Trust Fund in the end result. To heck with even considering a contribution, I feel it's reduculous enough to have the president trapsing all over hell and back, dragging a big "secret service bill" every step of the way. Can anybody even hazard to guess at what the security is costing the taxpayers for the trip to NY?

Now that I think about it, a few airplane rides is a pennance compared to the real expenses derived from a self-opted journey to campain, which Btw is during his working hours...sid

eg8r
08-30-2004, 02:09 PM
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They ALL have enough special interest groups willing to put up the money. <hr /></blockquote> Yes they do. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

eg8r

Chris Cass
08-31-2004, 05:37 AM
From what I understand that Airforce 1 is used even after the presidency? Isn't that concidered a perk? I know they can do just about what they want with all the planes the commander and chief wants. After all, the military is his strength.

Regards,

C.C.

Wally_in_Cincy
08-31-2004, 06:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> From what I understand that Airforce 1 is used even after the presidency? ... <hr /></blockquote>

I don't think so. When the outgoing Prez is flown home on Jan. 20 after the inauguration that's the last time he is officially allowed to use Air Force One.

Ex-Prez gets a pension ($200,000 I think), an office staff and office space paid by the gov't and Secret Service protection for life. But they don't get to use the plane. That's why Bill Clinton is hoping Hillary gets elected. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Chris Cass
08-31-2004, 09:02 AM
Thanks Wally,

I knew they got many perks and the secret service and the money were a few that I knew of. I thought they got the plane too. Makes sence though. I also know they get an instant 1 million for any book deals.

Regards,

C.C.