Must be nice to have other people’s money at your disposal. Pelosi, who is richer than 98% of the population, obviously thinks it’s okay to use the taxpayer’s money to indulge in all kinds of fancy in-flight services while she flies all over the world with the Air Force (she’s too good for commercial air travel).
If the US Airforce did all airline food, it would be strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and grilled chicken salads all round.
Unfortunately this luxury is reserved for top US politicians alone, as new documents detailing Nancy Pelosi’s travel expenses reveal.
The former House Speaker was showered with a cornucopia of gourmet food and alcohol as she travelled over 90,000 miles around the world in just nine months last year – all courtesy of the US Airforce (USAF).
On one overseas excursion, her office even wrote to the USAF asking for strawberries dipped in dark chocolate as a birthday treat.
The documents, uncovered by political corruption watchdog Judicial Watch, reveal that the US taxpayer was billed for $101,429 (£64,000) in Mrs Pelosi’s in-flight services over a period of two years.
One internal Air Force email sent on March 25, 2010 said: ‘The speaker’s office is requesting egg salad sandwiches on wheat toast with fruit (watermelon, etc) for desert [sic].
‘It’s the speaker’s B-Day tomorrow so we’re also asking for something like chocolate covered strawberries (dark chocolate preferred)…’
Another member of the Air Force staff immediately replied: ‘Copy all. We’ll plan something for the birthday and take care of the meal.’
Another documents revealed an order for six raspberry chocolate cups, costing almost $16 (£10), and one for pasta spinach salad with grilled chicken. There were also orders for a variety of nuts, cranberry juice, raisins, dipping chocolate and spring water.