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Barbour lives large on Mississippi-state jet

By Doug Thompson
December 27, 2010

Haley Barbour: In trouble again (AP)

Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor who thinks the Ku Klux Klan is just a misunderstood community civic group, has a  new problem.

Seems the guv is running around the country on the state’s 12-passenger Cessna Citation jet, treating the 12-passenger plane as his own personal limousine and running up more than a half-million bucks in taxpayer-paid bills over the last three years.

Much of the travel, the web site Politico has discovered, is for Republican campaign jaunts.

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One Response to Barbour lives large on Mississippi-state jet

  1. paulb6

    January 3, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Let me see if I understand this, it is ok for Obama to wear out his 747 running all over the world taking untold amounts of people along, and having the public pay for it and on the other hand have a governor use a state aircraft within the state and it makes news. Shows the democrats for what they are in complaining about one while turning a blind eye towards another.