Once again the Internets are providing the rabid slavering dogs of the right with plenty of willing sheeple who will pretty much believe anything. As long as it consists of slandering Democrats.
A friend of mine got this email the other day:
I thought you would appreciate a story that helps reaffirm your confidence in our Congressional leaders.This came with a couple of pictures attached to it, one of Newtie Family-Values-Republican Gingrich smiling pretty at the camera with wife number three (or maybe wife number two; I don't know, and I pretty much don't care). And the other was a photoshopped Nancy Pelosi decked out like Queen Elizabeth, complete with tiara and scepter.
Newt Gingrich, A Republican, served in the House from Georgia From 1978 and as House Minority Whip in 1989. He was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. During that time he never made use of military air craft.
Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California , Current Speaker of the House. The Pentagon provides the House speaker With an Air Force plane large enough to accommodate her staff, family, supporters, and members of the California delegation when she travels around the country.
But, Pelosi wants routine access to a larger plane. It includes 42 business class seats, A fully-enclosed state room, an entertainment Center, a private bedroom, state-of-the-art Communications system, and a crew of 16.. Pelosi Wanted "carte blanche for an aircraft Any Time," including weekend trips home to San Francisco . Pretty nice but very expensive perk! Her Air Force C-32 Costs approximately $75,000 an hour or approximately $750,000 per trip home.
And she has the guts to confront the Big Three CEOs for flying their Corporate jets to Washington ! YOU WOULD THINK, SHE ALONG WITH A HUSBAND WORTH AN ESTIMATED BILLION DOLLARS, WOULD LEASE OR BUY AND FLY THEIR OWN PLANE, OR FLY FIRST CLASS ON A COMMERCIAL AIRLINES LIKE OTHER RICH PEOPLE.
NANCY PELOSI FACTS: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home District includes San Francisco .....
Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco , Pelosi's home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a Major contributor to Pelosi.
Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa Employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.
Paul Pelosi, Nancy 's husband, owns $17 million Dollars of Star-Kist stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was Increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa Exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to Pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products Less expensive than their competition's.
YOU CAN BET I WON'T BE BUYING ANY DEL MONTE OR STAR KIST PRODUCTS
Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 Million dollars for an 'economic development credit in American Samoa . ' Pelosi has called the Bush Administration"CORRUPT"??
How do you spell "HYPOCRISY"??
EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD GET THIS EMAIL. IT IS ENOUGH TO MAKE A HOLY PERSON ANGRY ENOUGH TO GO THROW THEM ALL OUT ON THEIR BEHINDS.
The only problem that I can see with this email is this: Every single word of it is wrong except possibly for the assertion that Gingrich didn't fly on a military plane when he was Speaker. But his successor, Denny Fatboy-Make-That-Three-Triple-Cheeseburgers Hastert did. And why do you suppose that was? It was because the Republican controlled and dominated Congress, aided and abetted by Baby Doc Bush, wanted it that way. This happened after 9-11 and was justified as a security measure, and I didn't hear any of these whiny-assed Rethug crybabies wailing about it then, did you?
It's not like it's particularly difficult to shine the light of truth on crap like this – a simple visit to a website like Fact Check.org will tell you the real story, for example see here and here.
But the truth has never been of even the slightest importance to the Faux News Gang of Media Thugs and Rush Ass-Pimpled-Limp-Dick-Draft-Dodger Limbaugh or their mentally challenged and morally mutant dittohead followers.
However, in one respect I do agree with the moron that wrote this: Every hypocrite politician should be thrown out of office. But that of course would rid the entire government of all Republicans.
Not that there's anything wrong with that…