Is this a slap in the face to the carbon foot print liberals are always so worried about or is it a true reflection of how the Clintons and Obamas really feel about each other? Either way, it’s perfectly reasonable to walk the walk and share a plane instead of asking taxpayers to foot the bill for two former first ladies to travel separately.
The Washington Examiner has the details, and the video:
Hillary Clinton asked a top aide in 2011 whether she could fly on a separate airplane from former first lady Michelle Obama to Betty Ford’s funeral, according to a newly released email.
Judicial Watch released on Thursday more than 2,000 emails from Clinton’s unauthorized private email server she used as secretary of state. One of the documentsrevealed a conversation between Clinton and then-Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin about how she would rather not ride the same plane as Obama en route Ford’s funeral in Palm Desert, Calif.
“I’d be honored to speak,” Clinton said in reference to Betty Ford’s funeral. “Is it OK that we and Mrs. O take two separate planes?”
Here’s the text:
Original Message \l From: Huma Abedin – Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 07:47 PM To: Subject: Re: I think its ok. But let me see what ofplane she’s taking
Original Message From Sent; Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:59 PM H?ma Abedin Subject: Re: I’d be honored to speak: Is it ok that we and Mrs. 0 take two separate planes?
Ongjnal Message From Huma Abedin Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:13 PM To: Subject: Looks like plane won’t be an issue. We got message that family is very inclusive and if you wanted to speak at the service, they would welcome it Also, looks like michelle obama also going.
UNCLASSIFIED us. Department of State Case No. F-20?l5-06322 Doc No. C06093819