This story isn't about a clash of parties. It is yet another example of the subtle, anti-western sentiment that prevails in American government, media, and politics.
Must be nice to live within just a few hours of Washington, DC - but for the rest of us, and our representatives, the luxury of direct flights isn't an option? The woman needs a bigger plan that can make it from SF to DC without stopping. Hardly a impractical request. It takes long enough to get across the country as it is - more taxpayer money would be wasted if Pelosi had to stop to refuel along the way.