Membership has its privileges … especially when the club of which you are a member is American royalty.
Newly released emails show that, during her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat, Hillary Clinton took an Air Force jet from New York to Washington because she felt the shuttle used by us mere common folk was too “burdensome.”
Via the New York Post:
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.”
Poor thing! Maybe it was her allergies that also prompted her last week to take a private jet from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket because she couldn’t be bothered with the ferry that shuttles the riff-raff from one island to the other.
Cross-posted in somewhat altered form at the Mental Recession