'The Beast' meets its match
May 23rd, 2011
01:34 PM ET
4 years ago

'The Beast' meets its match

(CNN) - “The Beast” met its match Monday in Dublin.

Obama’s heavily armored Cadillac, so nicknamed for its intimidating appearance, was stuck for more than 15 minutes as it emerged from the U.S. embassy in Dublin Monday.

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  1. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, massive foreclosures, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare, Libyan war, unsecure borders, illegal alien invasion, alienated allies, embolden enemies

    No 4 wheel drive? No inflatable gas shocks?? Every high tech threat was thought of but all the low tech threats ignored I guess. Maybe he should be required to ride around in the exact same armored Humvees are troops are required to use? Then you can be assured they would be armored correctly.

    May 23, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Snow

    It may have been that the big rear end of the first lady was to much for the cars suspension.

    May 23, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. whole truth

    It must be Bush's fault...

    May 23, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. diridi

    pres. obama, please have a solid security in those places. come back home safe....we love you...

    May 23, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Embarrasinnnnnnng. Late night comics have some fodder.
    I guess it had no problems rolling in ( via a different gate I would assume ).

    May 23, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Kevin,FL

    I saw the video and it looks very awkward... because the front of the car looked like it just collapsed.. like something broke.. or it look like something shot up under the rare of the car and lifted the back.. it had a loud bang.. plus this is the old 2005 Bush Limo.. the new 2009 liimo is much more higher.. its on bigger wheels and its more beastly looking.. it would've cleared that exit easily....

    May 23, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. FM

    This new tech. of exposing everything out has become a joke. Where is the "privacy"? mind you I mean here "privacy" and NOT "secrecy". This was totally the issue for those concerned and not for the entire world. Good that the bus was moved at the site quickly and nobody saw what was going on.

    May 23, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  8. Dean

    Michelle must have been on board.

    May 23, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Franko

    Don't you think the Secret Service advance team would have looked at that driveway & thought, "Hmmm – this might present a problem for the Beast..."?

    May 23, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. Jason

    It's all Bush's fault. It was his old limo. This isnt the beat seen in the Obama inauguration, or the Bin Laden death observance in NYC. Learn your beasts, media people!

    May 23, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. Jason

    Its Bush's fault. It's his old limo. This isnt the limo seen in the Obama inauguration or the Bin Laden death observance in NYC. Learn your beasts, media people!

    May 23, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  12. HAD ENOUGH? 9% unemployment, massive foreclosures, $4-5/gal gas, $1.7 TRILLION deficits, $14 TRILLION debt, Obamacare, Libyan war, unsecure borders, illegal alien invasion, alienated allies, embolden enemies

    'The Beast' meets its match
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    Will make a great headline for the day after the Nov. 2012 election!!

    May 23, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |