It’s good to be the queen.
Well, it’s good to be a crooked politician in the Obama regime anyway.
Newly leaked emails show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using the Air Force to fly her from New York to Washington, D.C. because she felt the shuttle used by us mere common folk was too “burdensome.”
Via the New York Post:
Hillary Clinton summoned the Air Force to fly her from New York to Washington, DC, seven years ago because she didn’t want to use the “burdensome” commercial shuttle, according to newly released e-mails.
Exchanges from May 4, 2009, between Clinton and close aide Huma Abedin show the then- secretary of state trying to figure out how to avoid the air shuttle that runs hourly between New York and the nation’s capital.
“Do you think we could get a plane for Westchester flight back tonight?” Clinton wrote in an e-mail released this week by Judicial Watch, the conservative watchdog that sued the State Department for the records.
“It’s going to rain all day and I still don’t feel great, so the idea of playing a guessing game w the shuttle is really burdensome to me. What do you think? Could be any time that works for the Air Force,” Clinton told Abedin.
Abedin, the ever-loyal sidekick, secured a C21 cargo and passenger airlift plane, an aircraft the USAF describes as “the military version of the Lear Jet.”
She also indicates that she and Clinton had taken the aircraft before.
While Clinton states that she “still (doesn’t) feel great,” other emails between department officials suggested she was merely suffering from “mild allergies.”
Imagine that – a stuffy head can get you a private escort in the Lear Jet of military planes so you don’t have to mingle with the peasants.
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