Also on Capitol Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, from California, wants a bigger official plane than the small military jet her Illinois predecessor Dennis Hastert had. Arrogance of power? Boondoggle to grant favors to fat-cat donors? CBS' Sharyl Attkisson investigated and suggested an innocent explanation: only a 50-seat Boeing 757 can fly the Speaker home without having to stop to refuel. "Size does not really matter," Attkisson paraphrased. Still, before she gets her wings the Pentagon is quickly writing rules--"everything from size to who can go along for the ride."
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