Shifting the Blame
If you've been following the news, you've probably heard about the issue with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wanting a bigger plane to go from Washington DC to her constituent state of California. Half the nation seems to be in an uproar about this, which is pretty ridiculous to me.
To show just how ridiculouse this is, lets play "Devil's Advocate" for a moment. Let's assume the worst, that Pelosi directly asked for the luxurious C-32 plane they had and wanted to jetset around the country with her campaign financers and her family. Let's assume that she's taking advantage of this so much that the plane is constantly running 24hrs/day, 365 days a year, for the rest of her reign as Speaker of the House of a conservative 40 more years. At $22k/hr thats a lot of money right? Well, despite all that money, it still doesn't match the $8.8 BILLION of CASH that's still unaccounted for in Iraq (<-- this is Military.com not just some liberal website).
Here's an analogy. If my wife came home and said that she wanted to take the $22 toll bridge everyday instead of spending an extra half hour driving around the bay, I would get a little upset. But if I told her that I let $8.8 million go missing in our account, I'm pretty sure that she'll have impunity to use that bridge as often as she would like. This is the exact same ratio that I'm talking about.
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Guess who said that? ...That's right, Jesus himself. It's ironic how the "moral right" are so quick to forget this quote when the opportunity presents itself. I encourage anyone who hasn't asked for something that is better that what they absolutely need to get by to "cast their stone" by putting their comments on this blog (start your comment with "Casting my Stone" so we don't get mixed up with other comments).
If you haven't figured it out by now, the Republican's are lashing out at anything that will take the focus off of themselves. It ridiculous that the same people who are complaining about Pelosi are dead silent when it comes to this $8.8 BILLION. Obviously, they don't really care about the money, they just care about bashing a Democrat/Liberal.
So I say, stop wasting time now and let Pelosi have her plane. First, figure out where the money in Iraq went and how we can get it back, then when that's done have your free-for all with Pelosi. You literally have 40 years to find the money before you need to chastize her.