Politicking: Barbour used state jet to promo GOP presidential run in Washington 

WHAT: Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour billed taxpayers $7,020 to fly six people to Washington, where he spoke at a high-visibility political conference and appeared on a Sunday news talk show.

WHY: Barbour told the Associated Press he also “had state business” in Washington and anyway my “hours on our state plane are almost exactly the same” as the Democratic predecessor governor.

WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The flight could create an image problem for Barbour because it clashes with the tough-minded fiscal conservative message the prospective presidential candidate has promoted.

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