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Bush on move is Guzzler in Chief (W is a hypocrite because Air Force One uses tons of fuel)
New York Daily News ^ | February 2, 2006 | KENNETH R. BAZINET

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abefroman; clintonworldtour; kerosene; liberaldesperation; wtfk
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1 posted on 02/02/2006 11:15:14 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

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.


2 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:10 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: presidio9

..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.


3 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:18 AM PST by BonnieJ
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To: presidio9

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!


4 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:37 AM PST by rushlimbaughshow
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To: presidio9

They're really this desperate, huh?


5 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:40 AM PST by nuffsenuff (Don't get stuck on Stupid - General Russ Honore Sept 21, 2005)
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To: presidio9

This is a VERY intelligent argument. Our President should drive himself around the country in a Prius...


6 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:43 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: presidio9

... and if he never lest the WH he would be deemed out of touch... A--holes.


7 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:45 AM PST by One Proud Dad
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To: presidio9
How much fuel did Algore burn to fly to Kyoto for the global warming conference?


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.

8 posted on 02/02/2006 11:17:58 AM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: presidio9
YAWN..........................

Get a life Kenneth.

9 posted on 02/02/2006 11:18:07 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Things turn out best, for who make the best of the way things turn out.--- Jack Buck (RIP))
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To: presidio9

this a-hole need to be reminded hos much Clinton flew around the world


10 posted on 02/02/2006 11:18:26 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: presidio9

Clinton walked to Europe when he went there.


11 posted on 02/02/2006 11:18:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: presidio9

So, what did Air Force 1 use when Clinton was President? Hot Air? Wind? Bulls**t?


12 posted on 02/02/2006 11:19:00 AM PST by wmileo
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To: presidio9

Maybe the press corps would like to travel on a separate plane?


13 posted on 02/02/2006 11:19:08 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: presidio9

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?


14 posted on 02/02/2006 11:19:11 AM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: presidio9

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.


15 posted on 02/02/2006 11:19:49 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: presidio9

No, the guzzler-in-chief remains Senator Kennedy.


16 posted on 02/02/2006 11:19:55 AM PST by .cnI redruM (Shame, not sanctions - UN policy on Iran)
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To: Onelifetogive

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2006 11:20:39 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: BonnieJ

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And yet never a word was said about all the fuel Clinton and her royal highness Hillary used . . .
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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.

:-)


18 posted on 02/02/2006 11:21:07 AM PST by noblejones (Ben Stein for President, 2008.)
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To: presidio9

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.


19 posted on 02/02/2006 11:21:11 AM PST by itslex71 (southern by birth, republican by the grace of my dad)
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To: Spok

Dont forget about kerry's super yacht also!


20 posted on 02/02/2006 11:21:42 AM PST by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: RexBeach

"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.


21 posted on 02/02/2006 11:22:00 AM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: presidio9

This has to be one of the most ridiculous articles ever.


22 posted on 02/02/2006 11:22:48 AM PST by kenth
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To: wmileo

"So, what did Air Force 1 use when Clinton was President? Hot Air? Wind? Bulls**t?"


Hot Air. Clinton provided plenty of it.


23 posted on 02/02/2006 11:22:53 AM PST by Blzbba (Sub sole nihil novi est)
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To: hsalaw

Another STUCK ON STUPID comment by the NY Daily Spews


24 posted on 02/02/2006 11:22:55 AM PST by Bushman2 (The Truth shall make you free)
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To: presidio9

KENNETH R. BAZINET is a hypocrite, because he pumps needless CO2 emissions out of his ignorant pie hole.


25 posted on 02/02/2006 11:24:05 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: presidio9

"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"


26 posted on 02/02/2006 11:24:09 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: presidio9

Keep talking losers. Everytime a Democrat opens their mouth, a new Republican is made.


27 posted on 02/02/2006 11:25:43 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Vote Democrat-We are the party of reactionary inertia".)
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To: Blzbba

LOL! From which end?


28 posted on 02/02/2006 11:26:29 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: presidio9
I seem to recall that Klink did a lot of non-business travel, fundraising for the 'Rat party, things like that. Why no complaints about that?
29 posted on 02/02/2006 11:26:45 AM PST by chimera
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To: presidio9
Yes. Bush should be more like Clinton who flew around in a modified Ford Tri Motor that ran of solar power and recycled cigar butts. < / sarcasm >

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.

30 posted on 02/02/2006 11:26:52 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: Onelifetogive

I think he should bike.


31 posted on 02/02/2006 11:28:09 AM PST by altura
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To: TommyDale

In fairness, the Chinese don't put their own butts on their nasty toilets.

32 posted on 02/02/2006 11:28:34 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the handy deadline.)
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To: itslex71
how do you pronounce this guy's last name

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.

33 posted on 02/02/2006 11:28:41 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: presidio9

Bush's Fault? Paleeze.....


34 posted on 02/02/2006 11:28:46 AM PST by MadCharity ("Hindsight is not wisdom, and second guessing is not a strategy." Go GW!!!)
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To: Onelifetogive
This is a VERY intelligent argument. Our President should drive himself around the country in a prius
For those that wanted some humor out of this...
35 posted on 02/02/2006 11:29:08 AM PST by edgrimly78
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To: BigTom85

Dan rather told me he had documents that proved kerry wind-surfed over to Davos Switzerland.


36 posted on 02/02/2006 11:30:13 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Velveeta; sausageseller

BTW, I find it amusing that the two of you are working together during Super Bowl week.

37 posted on 02/02/2006 11:31:47 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the handy deadline.)
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To: presidio9

KENNETH R. BAZINET- Waaaaahhhh! Waaahhhh! Waaaahhh!

Idiot.


38 posted on 02/02/2006 11:33:10 AM PST by Nathan Zachary
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To: RexBeach

Last week they were complaining he was in a bubble in Washington.


39 posted on 02/02/2006 11:34:16 AM PST by motherof 3
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To: presidio9

LOL, cheese. :-)


40 posted on 02/02/2006 11:34:18 AM PST by Velveeta
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To: presidio9

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.


41 posted on 02/02/2006 11:34:40 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: presidio9

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.


42 posted on 02/02/2006 11:36:12 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Ditto
President Bush is outta control. He has to be stopped. I know for a fact that Greenpeace donated, over 50 12 speed bicycles, and 12-15 Prius', 8 Insights, and also a 1975 old rock and roll van, that has been adjusted to run off of used vegetable oil, complete with hippy like flowers plastered all over it.(to haul around "equipment")
43 posted on 02/02/2006 11:36:36 AM PST by thehumanlynx (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -Edmund Burke)
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To: presidio9
Bush on move is Guzzler in Chief

But it was MUCH more okay when Clinton did the same thing.

Gotchya.

44 posted on 02/02/2006 11:37:24 AM PST by Lazamataz (I have a Chinese family renting an apartment from me. They are lo mein tenants.)
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To: presidio9

Nothing like good cheese , melted on top of a good sausage! Now to find some good onions and peppers to top it off.


45 posted on 02/02/2006 11:37:37 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: rushlimbaughshow

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.


46 posted on 02/02/2006 11:37:39 AM PST by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel Rocks!)
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To: presidio9

my gosh, a newspaper printed this? I think the DNC should run with it, this is hugh.


47 posted on 02/02/2006 11:38:02 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: sausageseller; Abe Froman; Velveeta

Are you related to Abe Froman?


48 posted on 02/02/2006 11:39:43 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the handy deadline.)
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To: RexBeach

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!


49 posted on 02/02/2006 11:40:04 AM PST by Ez2BRepub
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To: ozzymandus

50 posted on 02/02/2006 11:42:45 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K virus -only without the handy deadline.)
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