The president's beastly bus
August 16th, 2011
11:45 AM ET
3 years ago

The president's beastly bus

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is rolling through the Midwest this week on a three-state, campaign-style swing in a brand new, sleek, black, armored bus. It's pretty flashy – no, seriously, it is, as in it has flashing lights like a police vehicle, which were on as the president rolled into his stop in Cannon Falls, Minn. on Monday.

The bus is one of two the Secret Service bought recently (one in April, one in June) to move "protectees" – President Obama, Vice President Biden, the First Lady and, soon, the Republican presidential nominee, as well as others.

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  1. DC Insider

    Personally, I think this is a horrible decision. I don't care about the cost as much as the perception. Let's be real Dominican mama 4 Obama, this bus just gives the Tea Party something more to whine about. First, it does look ridiculous. Second, it just makes Obama look more out of touch with his constituents. It makes him look like his on a band's tour bus…

    August 16, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. Bill from GA

    I'll bet it would bring in a lot at Barrett-Jackson Auction in a few years. Government might make a profit, or near break-even, like with the bank bailout.

    August 16, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
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