Mrs. Pelosi said, "I'm not saying that I am being discriminated against because I am a woman, I'm just saying as the first woman speaker, I have no intention of having less respect for the office I hold than all of the other speakers that have come before me."
Mrs. Pelosi also asked the Air Force to fly her and her colleagues to a Democratic Party retreat in Williamsburg, where Mr. Bush appeared. The Air Force declined the request, saying it was not allowed under Defense Department directives. How far is it from D.C to Williamsburg? And is not the Dem-"Retreat" a political function and not covered by military aircraft use?
John Murtha's acreage in D.C. is getting a little-bit "Swampy":
"They're making a mistake when they leak it because she decides on allocations for them," he said, referring to the Pentagon budget.
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