Drinks are on the House

The House Speaker, that is.

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey … and Corona beer.

But that single receipt makes up just part of the more than $101,000 taxpayers paid for “in-flight services” – including food and liquor, for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trips on Air Force jets over the last two years. That’s almost $1,000 per week.

I could use a spare bottle of Grey Goose if she’s got a bottle (or even half!) laying around. I just got our sampler of vanilla beans from around the world in, and now the 2 cups of extract I planned to make aren’t going to be nearly enough.

9 Responses to “Drinks are on the House”

  1. Bruce says:

    There isn’t enough scotch in the world to make a plane ride with Pelosi tolerable.

  2. Dixie says:

    Wow. I knew she was bad, but how drunk you you have to get to stand Nancy?

  3. Carl from Chicago says:

    I’ll have you know that Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam are bourbon, not whiskey …

  4. Link P says:

    All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

  5. Carl from Chicago says:

    Link, you are correct. I retract as false my earlier comment.

  6. gene says:

    Uh, that’s not really a list of booze that exudes posh luxury.

  7. Scott says:

    There’s a link in the comments of the post you link to, describing the $10,000 a week FORMER speaker Hastert (R) receives from us taxpayers, while working as a PRIVATE lobbyist.
    If current speaker/public employee Pelosi’s $1,000/week habit warrants a post, you must have a doozy in the works for private employee Hastert’s $10,000/week habit.
    We await anxiously…

  8. Overload in CO says:

    Scott, the difference is who pays for it. If the US tax payers are paying, that’s waste. If it’s a private business, then it’s between the business and it’s employee.