Friday, May 27, 2005

Little Bitch Voinovich's Bullying Past.

Saw a reminder at The Corner of something I'd forgotten, but Ohio Senator/Crying Pussy George "with a V, like vagina" Voinovich who cried a river in the well of the Senate pleading that John Bolton not be confirmed because he's such a meaniehead had anger management issues of his own back in 1995.

I'd forgotten about this incident in connection with this pathetic asstackler's weeping, but this should ring some bells:

George Voinovich likes to be seen as a man of reason. But in the governor's escalating fight with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), he's apparently lost it.

At first, when it became known he ignored FAA rules and flew in the face of President Clinton's visit to Columbus, it was just a goofy political story in a boring election year.

Now, taking his case to court could saddle taxpayers with a $20,000 legal bill. At these rates, the governor's actions deserve a serious second look.

Gov. Short Fuse blew on Oct. 20 when federal rules delayed his plane's takeoff as the president arrived in Columbus.

As it often does when the president flies, the FAA issued a Temporary Flight Restriction, commonly referred to as a no-fly order.

When this order is in effect, no planes other than essential aircraft are cleared for takeoff. That reduces the chances of a terrorist staging a kamikaze attack on Air Force One.

The order kept the governor and his plane on the ground. And he was honked.

Gov. Voinovich called it "bull"-something and ordered his pilot to break the rules and take off. He even dared the control tower to "shoot us down." That, too, would have cost. One hour of flying time for an F-15 Eagle fighter jet runs $3,399 to $4,037.

The pilot followed orders and took off. The FAA responded by slapping the governor with a standard $1,500 fine.

The governor's fighting that fine, and tax dollars are footing the bill. He has hired a Columbus law firm to fight for his right to fly the friendly skies of Ohio. We're paying his lawyers' $95-an-hour fee. Their bill could top out at $20,000.

The governor says he's entitled to the money because he was on official business. Too bad he wasn't thinking as a respected public official would, much less an adult.

"What Voinovich did was stupid. He should have his head chopped off and handed to him on a platter," says Bill Wamsley, veteran radio DJ and multilicensed pilot with 34 years' flying experience.

"When the president is in the air, the FAA sets up flight procedures that everyone must observe. Even the governor."

Rules are rules. Law-and-order Republicans should know that.

So what gives with Gov. Voinovich?

Maybe politics have addled his ethics. These days, he's busy jockeying for a shot at the vice presidential spot on his party's ticket. Perhaps taking orders from a Democrat set him off.

Still, we in Ohio are left with the spectacle of our governor challenging the feds to shoot him down, and then defending that idiocy with $20,000 of our money.

Instead of spending another public penny, Gov. Voinovich should shut up and pay the fine. Just chalk it up to the high price of being reasonable.

So, when you see and hear this loser on TV - most likely in an al Queda recruiting ad as an example of the weak American man - ranting about how John Bolton is tempermentally unsuited to be a UN sellout (a good thing IMNSHO!), remember it takes one to know one.

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