Friday, December 10, 2010

Living large on the Taxpayers Dime: Pelosi Jets to Oslo for Nobel Ceremony

Thankfully, Nancy Pelosi will only be Speaker of the House a few more days. Her replacement, Republican John Boehner, will fly commercial.

(Planet Washington) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will take a break from the tax cut wars Friday to head to Oslo, Norway, for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo.

He was sentenced to 11 years in jail last year for “inciting subversion of state power” after authoring an online petition by Chinese citizens urging the Chinese government to ease its stands on democracy and human rights. He remains imprisoned.

1 comment:

PTEC said...

Before we get all lathered up here, we had better make the odious comparison between China and the U.S. as to “freedom of speech” and such efforts to obtain and keep the rights of citizens vis a vis the persecution of overpowering governments. There Liu Xiaobo, and there’s Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.