Skip to comments.Bush on move is Guzzler in Chief (W is a hypocrite because Air Force One uses tons of fuel)
Posted on 02/02/2006 11:15:13 AM PST by presidio9
President Bush is one of the biggest gas guzzlers in the country and his first stop to sell the idea of breaking the nation's oil addiction burned up thousands of gallons of jet fuel and hundreds of gallons of gasoline. The White House, Air Force and Secret Service keep a tight hold on the President's travel and mileage, but government and industry figures show that the Air Force One 747 jet gets less than the equivalent of a mile per gallon.
The President usually travels with a backup 747 as well as a huge C-17 aircraft packed with the presidential limo and the Marine One helicopter, which flies Bush from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base and around destination cities.
The C-17 gets even worse mileage than the 747s, and the chopper's mileage is pegged at .014 mpg.
Once on the ground, the President travels in a gas-gulping convoy. At the heart of that convoy are two Cadillac limos and several Chevy Suburbans.
Even without the bulletproof shields and other special measures, the limos get 18 mpg in the city.
The Suburbans get 15 mpg in the city, but that too is without the bullet- and blast-proofing and the communications gear the Secret Service and military travel with. Three to five Suburbans travel in a motorcade, which often stretches to more than a dozen vehicles.
Bush's 700-mile trip to give his State of the Union encore speech in Nashville yesterday cost $19,594.25 in fuel alone just for Air Force One, according to government figures.
He will carry his message over the next few days to Maplewood, Minn., Albuquerque and Dallas before heading back to Washington. That's another 4,341 miles.
What an a**hole! Hey, Skippy, we're at war!
Besides, I do believe President Bubba was quite expert in burning up fossil fuels as well.
..And yet never a word was said about all the fuel Clinton and her royal highness Hillary used for numerous trips all around the world, campaign trips, fun times with Hollywood on Air Force One ETC. What a bunch of lying hypocrites, our media is worth less than ANY in the world now.
No comment on Bill Clinton's record-breaking usage of Air Force One? or Hillary and Chelsea taking a vacation in India? And aren't these the same media people who chastised Bush for not being "well traveled"? Now, he travels too much!
They're really this desperate, huh?
This is a VERY intelligent argument. Our President should drive himself around the country in a Prius...
... and if he never lest the WH he would be deemed out of touch... A--holes.
When the press and the Presidents enemies are reduced to attacking him on the amount of fuel Presidential aircraft and automobiles use, then they have truly lost the war and are not even in the battle anymore.
Get a life Kenneth.
this a-hole need to be reminded hos much Clinton flew around the world
Clinton walked to Europe when he went there.
So, what did Air Force 1 use when Clinton was President? Hot Air? Wind? Bulls**t?
Maybe the press corps would like to travel on a separate plane?
John Kerry is the one who said we don't have an oil consumption problem, not GWB. And how much petroleum does Kerry use to heat his mansions, jet and fleet of personal vehicles? Why doesn't that matter?
Let's see some statistics about who travelled more, Bush or Clinton. And then let's compare their entourages, number of overseas vacations, etc. I remember Hillary actually taking a bathroom with her to China. My guess there is that the Chinese didn't want her nasty butt on their toilets.
No, the guzzler-in-chief remains Senator Kennedy.
Maybe they think he should just walk from DC to Minnesota. Yeah; that's the answer. That's a real good use of resources. Morons.
And yet never a word was said about all the fuel Clinton and her royal highness Hillary used . . .
Well, if you knew the TRUTH, you'd STFU. Clinton had a bicycle operated power plant installed that he rode. This device provided ninety percent of the energy Air Force One needed to operate. So go back and kiss your friends at "Big Oil," cowboy.
Uh, that's because he's the POTUS! His position demands that he travel more than, practically, anyone in the world. (I wonder who travels more frequently than the POTUS...) If he stays in Crawford or the WH for more than a couple of days, they bitch about that he's not doing enough. Ridiculous.
Dont forget about kerry's super yacht also!
"Besides, I do believe President Bubba was quite expert in burning up fossil fuels as well."
I don't know about the 'burning up' part, but he sure was guilty of some noxious emissions.
This has to be one of the most ridiculous articles ever.
"So, what did Air Force 1 use when Clinton was President? Hot Air? Wind? Bulls**t?"
Hot Air. Clinton provided plenty of it.
Another STUCK ON STUPID comment by the NY Daily Spews
KENNETH R. BAZINET is a hypocrite, because he pumps needless CO2 emissions out of his ignorant pie hole.
"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
Keep talking losers. Everytime a Democrat opens their mouth, a new Republican is made.
LOL! From which end?
I recall during the 2000 campaign when Al Gore made literally three cross country flights in one day in Air Force 2 (DC to LA to Miami and back to LA) to attend various fundraisers while talking about the environment the entire time.
But then again, it's different if you're a Democrat.
I think he should bike.
In fairness, the Chinese don't put their own butts on their nasty toilets.
And if he DIDN'T travel, the deekhead who wrote this article would be complaining that he was too isolated and should get out more. I think if we divide the president's fuel costs among the nearly 300 million of us he represents, we can probably handle the tab.
Bush's Fault? Paleeze.....
Dan rather told me he had documents that proved kerry wind-surfed over to Davos Switzerland.
BTW, I find it amusing that the two of you are working together during Super Bowl week.
KENNETH R. BAZINET- Waaaaahhhh! Waaahhhh! Waaaahhh!
Last week they were complaining he was in a bubble in Washington.
LOL, cheese. :-)
The hotel in china where I stayed had perfectly clean bathrooms. I didn't observe anything like your picture. Still, that's plenty nice for Hillary.
I wonder if the author would like to present the same argument about all the secret, almost nightly, dashes across country by Bill Clinton to meet with wealthy donors to his campaign.
Those flights were made without any publicity and to some extent without the knowlege of the press, although some of them knew or had to know.
But it was MUCH more okay when Clinton did the same thing.
Nothing like good cheese , melted on top of a good sausage! Now to find some good onions and peppers to top it off.
What about Hillary's use of Air Force One and Marine One during 2000 while she was running for Senate? Has anybody looked at that?
I work next to the heliport in New York in lower Manhattan and let me tell you Marine One (Two and Three and a series of other aircraft and boats) were used more in the fall of 2000 than they have been since.
my gosh, a newspaper printed this? I think the DNC should run with it, this is hugh.
Are you related to Abe Froman?
Better the money goes to paying for fuel than towards another liberal social program recipient. At least we are getting some work out of the fuel!