Jfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8941 times:
Just saw this on tv here.. figured i'd post it...They said that Edward's aircraft experienced a problem with a generator on the take off roll and it was aborted. anyone know exactly what happened? They showed the aircraft on the tarmac... looked like a 727
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1855 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7782 times:
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Maybe his aircraft will just never get repaired and never go anywhere and he can just walk to his next stop. I love how the Dems claim to be "of the people" yet gallivant across America in their own private jets like they are taking the subway around town.
KITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7488 times:
Tho im a bigt kerry supporter, Bush should be in AF1, he is the commander in chief and needs the added safety/options. As for dems galavanting around? Its part of the game, if you want to win you have to spend like a winner. Tho bush is supposed to reimburse for campaign trips, they never do (clinton, bush, regan etc). -Matt in KITH
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7421 times:
Actually HlywdCatft, the campaign is required to reimburse the Air Force, the equivelt of what commercial travel would have cost.
The theory being is that the president shouldn't be penalized for using an expensive military airplane like the VC-25 at the insistance of the secret service and to make sure all the communications he needs for his job are with him, but at the same time, he does need to pay for his travel.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
Jcded From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7401 times:
I believe Bush is entitled to AF1 but I believe that if the trip is for campaign purposes then there should be some contribution from his re-election campaign coffers, its a hidden subsidy for re-election.
Jonathan L From United States of America, joined May 2001, 169 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6879 times:
Acidradio.... When you run for president or vice president, you fly in your own plane. If Kerry and Edwards were flying around on Southwest or riding Amtrak, you'd be laughing at them for being cheap.
It's a $250 million business, more or less, and it obviously requires the flexibility of a personal charter. Bashing them for chartering jets as Bush campaigns with Air Force One is quite unfair.
Jcded, I believe that when AF1 is used to fly to campaign events, the Bush "re-"election campaign has to pay a few first class fares for his campaign advisors that fly on the airplane. I bet he's paying much less for airfare than Kerry and Edwards are, but that's just an advantage that the incumbent president has.
Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4228 times:
Anyway, it is cool that they are using a 727, which is very distinctive. It adds a touch of class being such a beautiful aircraft, whatever your politics may be. In any case the dem campaign actually has used Amtrack a lot, making whistle stops along the way in their own carriage....
25 Redngold: FYI - local media reporting it was a warning light. Edwards' plane finally departed around 6:00 PM local time. WEWS/Cleveland ABC affliate: http://www
26 Flybyguy: Not only is flying commercial for all those campaign stops its impractical for any candidate Republican or Democrat. The fact of the matter is that ca
27 Jetjock22: The 757 that Jackass flies around in looks even uglier. I saw it at CMH today and made sure to give it the one finger salute on the way past.
28 N1120a: It is too bad Bush never uses the 757s, or 737s for that matter, that he has at his disposal. Would save US taxpayers a lot of money.
29 AviatorTJ: This is a classic instance of "You get what you pay for." Does anyone remember if Bush made Cheney ride in a broke down 727? That thing looks rather d
30 Garnetpalmetto: Well it was built in '82 and prior to Champion getting ahold of it, NW owned it until about a year ago, so it's seen a bit of service View Large View
31 DC3CV3407ac727: actually it is one of our VIP configured airplanes(59 seats) and is immaculate inside and out,the captain made the right decision, the mechanics addre
32 L-188: You better be carefull DC3CV340ac727. Edwards is a trial attorny. He is libel to sue to get costs back for the delay.
33 N801DM: It is too bad Bush never uses the 757s, or 737s for that matter, that he has at his disposal. He uses the 757 when they are going to shorter fields th