Skip to comments.Obama bus catches buzz on the Web
Posted on 08/17/2011 6:01:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Pull over, Sarah Palin: President Obama's bus is about to run yours off the road.
The $1.1 million (yep, you read that right) Obamamobile is, according to the Associated Press, "an impenetrable-looking conveyance the size of a cross-country Greyhound, painted all in black, with dark tinted windows and flashing red and blue lights." The rubber is hitting the road for the president's current trip to Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois.
Two of these superbuses were commissioned by the Secret Service to chauffeur the commander-in-chief around the country -- along with the eventual Republican presidential candidate and visiting dignitaries. While these babies don't come cheap, the protection service decided the buses, normally leased and retrofitted to provide presidential protection, would pay for themselves over their projected 10-year lifespan.
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“”were commissioned by the Secret Service to chauffeur the commander-in-chief around the country -””
As near as I can figure out, the bus was used to take him from one airport where Air Force One lands, go to a nearby town, give a speech or two, return to the airport, load up AF One and the other planes and head out to the next airport!
Did he actually travel on the bus from MN to IA to IL????
“Around the country” needs to be revised in any event!!
They might even save money if the family took it on vacation and actually did take a “tour of the country” instead of going to Martha’s Vineyard. Nah - I guess that wouldn’t be classy enough.
What kind of traffic jams is "Jobs KIller One" generating?
FUBO GTFO 2012 !
Palin will put them on ebay.
Pray for America
Amen to that. I have never believed
his rating was at 40%.
Who the hell are poll-takers that
we should take their word as truth?
So many ways to manipulate, or just plain lie.
Glad I’m not the only one.
Seriously, why didn’t they paint the bus with colors similar to Air Force 1? Black might be the expected color for limos but it doesn’t work with buses.
I don’t think Obama personally chose the color. I think the decision to make the buses came before Obama took office.
Everything Baraq touches turns to sh!t and this is just the next one of the series.
Wasn’t his first campaign bus black also?
While we are spending money at such a ridiculous rate, I really have NO PROBLEM with 2.2 million for 2 busses. We live in a new age and security for the wackjobs are unfortunately a big part of that. This expenditure is so ridiculously small that it probably doesnt come close to the extra money spent while on this 3 day bus trip.
Obama has done soooooo much wrong, but this is not wrong and this is not his fault. Lets save the righteous indignation for something actually important.
I’m about on the same page when it comes to August vacations. Every President takes them, every President works on vacation and is a step away from work at all times. Give the guy a break. If you want to hammer him for the other 47 vacations per year fine, but come on, lets not sound like the wackjobs that gave GW a hard time for goign to Crawford for 5 weeks.
They could have bought American-made buses.
If I were a Republican candidate, I’d make damn sure the bus was totally dismantled and swept for video/audio bugs before even thinking about boarding....
Ifr I were a Pubbie candidate, I’d find out where the money to pay for those buses came from :)
agreed whole-heartily....No doubt, US buses should have been purchased...But thats not really what the argument was about...
Thanks Yahoo. I see you’re in the back pocket of the administration as usual.
I’m with you he’s probably hovering about 20 to 25%...the rest of the numbers are skewed...LIES...
Well, the Yahoo readers who commented certainly aren’t fans of Obama.
[...would pay for themselves over their projected 10-year lifespan.]
Actually when you consider how many new people have to be hired just to clean up the highway of the bodies obama has thrown under his bus, it will pay for itself before the election.
Let me guess..
You won’t see ONE SINGLE MENTION that these expensive taxpayer-funded toys were built in Canada on MSNBC/NBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/NPR/NYTimes/WashPost
OK FOLKS, let’s make this clear, and get this viral.
Obama DID HAVE A CHOICE, a similar bus and chassis are available in America, the ALLEGRO Bus/RV, built by Tiffin in RED BAY, ALABAMA.
They probably COST MORE, because they have to abide by thousands of choking US Government job-killing regulations, but they were available!
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