Skip to comments.Green Obama’s official limo is a gas guzzler
Posted on 11/22/2008 8:18:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however.
The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.
The armour-plated car, which has a raised roof, windows up to 5in thick, extra-strength tyres and a body made of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramics, is thought to be based on a GMC 2500 truck that gets less than 10 miles to the gallon. Three cars are believed to be in production so that two can serve as decoys.
While security is paramount - the car is built to survive roadside bombs as well as gunfire - there are hybrid four-wheel drives on the market, such as Fords Mercury Mariner, which some critics believe could have been adapted for the president.
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Wonder what he’s so worried about...
Okay...."last summer?" Yeah, right.....I doubt that it was made JUST for Obama....sheesh....
I suspect safety was a much bigger deal in the design of this vehicle, than PC concerns about hybrids. Incredible that the overseas press is bringing this up. I suspect that the hybrid battery pack would not respond well to a high powered penetrator munition.
It does make you wonder that apparently there was less concern about GW getting hit by a roadside bomb in a car that was design to resist mere bullets.
Almost like what Massachusetts Governor (and probably soon-to-be Obama cabinet appointee) Deval Patrick has for a gas guzzling car. With Barack Obama practically mirroring Deval Patrick in how Deval functions, this isn’t that much of a surprise.
Sigh. Can’t expect him to continue using the current fleet. WTH, it’s only tax money; get new ones every six months.
In the defense of the President elect (again, not a place where I want to be),
Former senator, now president elect, Obama, already, has a legacy to defend.
Some middle school somewhere has already CHANGEd its name, to reflect president Obamas name. we could only HOPE that this middle school, will live up to its new name, and also wonder if they used his acursed “we can’t use it” middle name, But then again I digress.
If you have three Muslim names, and you’re the president elect, I would have thought a tard on his staff (no pun intended) would have suggested the PopeMobile.
I think I’ll be quiet for a while...
Never a dude like this one! He’s got a plan to stick it to The Man!
As it should be, no matter who won the election.
This is bologna. President Bush has had such a vehicle for several years now, I remember reading about it in 2005, IIRC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_State_Car_(United_States)
what is wrong with the limos used by Bush? These were new cars when he took office. In the last 8 years the can’t have that many miles on them. And with the economic situation as it is..what is wrong with this tax and spend idiot? Oh I just answered my own question..he is a tax and spend idiot. thoughtless one at that.
LOL! Just emailed it to a friend. I suggest everyone do the same.
I don’t have a problem with this at all. Good. I want that guy to be safe and sound whatever it takes.
I want his idiocy to extend the full four years and not a second more.
[Unless that pesky birth certificate gets in the way]
So the guy who wants us all to rely on “alternative energy” that doesn’t exist wants a gas guzzling car that does?
I remember the day when President Reagan got shot and wouldn't wish it on anyone who achieves the office.
You know very well that the left(or at least its leaders)donot practice what they preach.