Been following this much? CNN This is, of course, a follow-up. The original story had to do with Pelosi requesting a 757 for non-stop trips between Washington and San Francisco, her home. Now, there's all kinds of "takes" you can have on a story like this. Let's work from small to large. First...gee, The Washington Times is a professional newspaper! "Pelosi's Power Trip -- Non-stop Nancy Seeks Flight of Fancy". Yessir, that's the kind of headline Ben Bradlee (over at the competing paper) would've approved of! Second...I suppose it's just as well that Pelosi never got Murtha to be her Number 2. Hearings? Over this?? What is he, nuts? Third...I don't know if this is true...given the source, I'm suspicious...but while I agree with Pelosi's desire for security, even that pin-headed wingnut Glenn Beck had a point when he suggested that there's no reason Pelosi couldn't fly in a smaller plane, and refuel at any military base along the way. That would certainly be safe enough. Finally...in the end, I think this is one you've gotta give the Republicans. An expensive, 200-seat plane, just for her, her staff, and a handful of others? It sounds ridiculous. If Denny Hastert could fit into a commuter plane, so can she. After all, she's less than half his size.