Theodore's World: CNN Jack Cafferty on Pelosi and The Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket

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January 13, 2010

CNN Jack Cafferty on Pelosi and The Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket

CNN's Jack Cafferty calling Nancy Pelosi a "horrible woman."

Cafferty said while "this nation is hurting" Nancy Pelosi is using "three military jets for a December trip to Copenhagen, and then refuses to answer any questions about it." Cafferty then added "what a horrible woman she is" and Wolf Blitzer asked "Jack are you gonna tell us how you really feel about Nancy Pelosi?" Cafferty responded "I just did, she's a horrible woman."


Copenhagen Summit Turned Junket?

CBS news

Few would argue with the U.S. having a presence at the Copenhagen Climate Summit. But wait until you hear what we found about how many in Congress got all-expense paid trips to Denmark on your dime.

CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports that cameras spotted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the summit. She called the shots on who got to go. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and embattled Chairman of the Tax Committee Charles Rangel were also there.

They were joined by 17 colleagues: Democrats: Waxman, Miller, Markey, Gordon, Levin, Blumenauer, DeGette, Inslee, Ryan, Butterfield, Cleaver, Giffords, and Republicans: Barton, Upton, Moore Capito, Sullivan, Blackburn and Sensenbrenner.

That's not the half of it. But finding out more was a bit like trying to get the keys to Ft. Knox. Many referred us to Speaker Pelosi who wouldn't agree to an interview. Her office said it "will comply with disclosure requirements" but wouldn't give us cost estimates or even tell us where they all stayed.

Senator Inhofe (R-OK) is one of the few who provided us any detail. He attended the summit on his own for just a few hours, to give an "opposing view."

"They're going because it's the biggest party of the year," Sen. Inhofe said. "The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar."

Our investigation found that the congressional delegation was so large, it needed three military jets: two 737's and a Gulfstream Five -- up to 64 passengers -- traveling in luxurious comfort.

Add senators and staff, most of whom flew commercial, and we counted at least 101 Congress-related attendees. All for a summit that failed to deliver a global climate deal.

As a perk, some took spouses, since they could snag an open seat on a military jet or share a room at no extra cost to taxpayers. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was there with her husband. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was also there with her husband. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) took his wife, as did Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Congressman Barton -- a climate change skeptic -- even brought along his daughter.

Until required filings are made in the coming weeks, we can only figure bits and pieces of the cost to you.

* Three military jets at $9,900 per hour - $168,000 just in flight time.

* Dozens flew commercial at up to $2,000 each

* 321 hotel nights booked - the bulk at Copenhagen's five-star Marriott.

* Meals add tens of thousands more.

Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense, wasn't against a U.S. presence. But he said, "Every penny counts. Congress should be shaking the couch cushions looking for change, rather than spending cash for everybody to go to Copenhagen."
Nobody we asked would defend the super-sized Congressional presence on camera. One Democrat said it showed the world the U.S. is serious about climate change.

And all those attendees who went to the summit rather than hooking up by teleconference? They produced enough climate-stunting carbon dioxide to fill 10,000 Olympic swimming pools.

Which means even if Congress didn't get a global agreement - they left an indelible footprint all the same.


Wild Thing's comment....... saner times, we’d be storming Washington.

"They're going because it's the biggest party of the year," Sen. Inhofe said. "The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar."

God Bless you Senator!

I am so sick of Empress Nancy and her attendants walking over us like we are trash.

What’s gotten into this guy Cafferty lately? Hmmmmm....Temporary sanity?

LOL well a broken clock is right once in a while. heh heh This is the second time Cafferty blasted the libs.

If he keeps this up, I wonder how long before Cafferty is on forced sabbatical?

When the Dems are losing Cafferty, you know they’re in trouble. Not to get too excited though they still have that vile Chris Matthews and Olberman. YUK!


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at January 13, 2010 03:55 AM


It's being said that John Kerry refused to fly with anybody so he got his own special military aircraft to take him. They're not sure of this and still investigating as the AF won't say if there was a 4th aircraft.

Although the minority had a (D) after their name, a few had (R) after theirs.

This thing was nothing but a big party. Besides family, some brought friends along too. The ran out of limo sines in Denmark and had to bring in some from Germany to accommodate our lords and ladies from congress.

Posted by: BobF at January 13, 2010 07:53 AM

If they truly cared about global warming or whatever it is, they all could have done teleconferencing! No planes, no extra carbon footprints. But Imhofe was right-it was one big party with a few blah-blah-blah meetings thrown in to make it look good. Obviously they truly don't care if there is a problem with Mother Earth or with the constituents who voted them in. Time to clean house.

Posted by: Lynn at January 13, 2010 08:14 AM

OMG Fisheggs, caviar, that in itself can turn your stomach. The problem with the left they see no problem spending OUR money on wasteful projects.

Must be a real treat to live off the fat of the land on other peoples money. These despicable bastards.

'She's a horrible woman', is too generous. Scum sucking Bitch, seems somehow more appropriate.

Posted by: Mark at January 13, 2010 09:03 AM

Can't hardly believe that was on CNN. Maybe Fox is eating their lunch and they're beginning to get hungry.
Why Copenhaaaaagen anyway? I thought that's what the UN was for? Oh, wait, nevermind, I answered my own question.

Posted by: Jim at January 13, 2010 01:07 PM

Glad to see Cafferty not covering for high ranking Dems. Maybe he is beginning to realize what we have in Congress. Maybe Pelosi is so repulsive, even liberals can't stand her.

One of those Congressmen, Joe Barton, is from my area. He is supposed to be a very conservative Repub. Just goes to show how alluring the perks of Congress are. Also shows the need for term limits.

Posted by: TomR at January 13, 2010 02:06 PM

Yes, she is a horrible woman and if beating the fuck out of her were legal, I'd be the first in line to punch out her lights.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at January 13, 2010 03:24 PM

During my old C-5 Galaxy sorties we could have opened up the aft ramp at 5,000 feet and airdropped Her Highness off... without a pallet or chute!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 13, 2010 05:49 PM

Hi Darth, you could at least have the courtesy to sit her on a pallet.
I agree, nothing but hogs feeding at the public trough.

Posted by: Bob A at January 13, 2010 06:30 PM

I guess serf jack has had enough. The empress ran out of cake.

Posted by: jan at January 14, 2010 07:40 AM