Air Fair

· 2004 Election

My buddy Sean Hannity loves to talk about John Kerry’s private plane and multiple SUVs as a way of blowing smoke over any sort of talk about environmental or oil issues. In fact, his smoke screens alone have probably added significantly to global warning, but I digress…
In today’s Chronicle, there is an article I’ve been waiting for, about the President’s use of Air Force One for political campaigning. I was interested in this before it was ever related to campaigns. Every time I hear that he flies to Crawford for a weekend getaway, I think about the cost in fuel, security and other matters, and I wonder how much it cost me. John Kerry’s private plane costs me nothing. I just learned that Air Force One costs taxpayers an estimated $56,800 per hour to run.
George, could you please spend less of my money running away from Washington, and a little more of it running Washington responsibly?