None other than White House Press Secretary Tony Snow has come to the defense of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pronouncing the flap over her use of a government plane to fly back and forth from her San Francisco a nontroversy:
This is a silly story, and I think it’s been unfair to the speaker.
We think it’s important that the speaker of the House enjoy the same kind of security that we arranged for Speaker Hastert in the wake of Sept. 11. And like I said, I think that there’s been a lot of over-hyped reporting on this.
He should tell that to House Republican leaders, who have been fanning said silly, over-hyped story, and to the Republican National Committee, which this morning put out a news release titled:
PELOSI’S POWER TRIP
“Non-Stop” Nancy Seeks Flight Of Fancy