*Bet she still won’t be flying coach. A recent tidbit about former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reveals that the Air Force spent more than $2 million flying her and her cronies between San Francisco and Washington for the past two years. The tab includes $101,429.14 for such “in-flight expenses” as chocolate-covered strawberries. Yes, Madam Speaker liked to live well—at our expense.
*Bet he doesn’t give them any of his money. Far-left filmmaker Michael Moore was in Madison, Wis., recently, urging pro-union demonstrators not to surrender in their battles against the Republicans who are trying to bring some fiscal sanity to the State. As is his custom following his socialistic rants, the multi-millionaire propagandist did not offer to give the demonstrators any of his own money. He just wants them to get yours.
*That’s a whole bunch of “too much.” Many years ago, a profound and patriotic writer captured the difference between economic systems with this simple explanation: “Under socialism, you have a million ration clerks trying to distribute the ‘too little.’ While under free enterprise, you have a million salesmen trying to move the ‘too much.'” A recent article about toothpaste brought the differences home to me. In most socialist countries you’ll find a handful of national brands, while in the U.S., there are 352 distinct types or sizes of toothpaste. That’s a lot of “too much,” I admit. But aren’t you glad some government bureaucrat isn’t determining your choices?
*Another Kennedy scandal emerges. Did you see the story that while he was visiting Chile on a State Department-sponsored visit in 1961, President John Kennedy’s younger brother Ted rented a brothel for the night? Satyrism seems to have run in the family. But at least young Ted was democratic; he offered to share the pleasures of the evening with his chauffeur.