September 21st, 2008
01:54 PM ET
13 years ago

That View was Made Possible By


Jordan and Dale clean the bugs off the front windshield at Love's Truck Stop in Sanders, Kentucky

Filed under: Election Express • Extra
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Kingslough NY


    September 21, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  2. mitchell

    window washers get no respect.

    September 21, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. S. Boatman

    Breaking News! . . . During Our Trip A Large Insect Crashed Into Our Window! The Driver Remained Calm And Quickly Pulled Off Of The Road Where A Team Of Professional Insect Splatter Removal Technitions Promply Decontaminated The Bus, Thus Making The View Possible!

    September 21, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |

    Wow!!!! that's REALLY interesting.....not !!

    September 21, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  5. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS!!

    »McCain/Palin 08=OF COURSE=The WINNERS.

    September 21, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |

    This is news?

    With all that is happening to us?

    September 21, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  7. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS!!

    »Sarah Palin=WONDERFUL Lady=NEXT Vice-President. Yes.

    September 21, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Senior female

    That bus should read Obama Express.....shame on you CNN.....10 years agoTed Turner would be firing people for this behavior. In case you newbies don't know who that is just google his name.

    September 21, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Barney

    Hmmmm – that bus probably cost more than most american's homes. Can we get away from decadence and back to basics? Can we all downsize rather than continue to raise the wealthy on the backs of the poor? Or am I just being foolish?

    September 21, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. Joseph Barnaby

    Wow! Bam biggamammam that is a nice bus.

    September 21, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  11. Chad McCanna

    Maybe next they'll report on the caliber of beef jerky at a middle-of-nowhere 76 station. Woodward and Bernstein would be proud.

    September 21, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Patriot

    SHows SNL is right about Palin-McCain Ticket!

    Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin sat down with ABC News' Charlie Gibson for an interview, part of which aired Sept. 11. In the exchange, the Alaska governor misstated a basic fact about her state's energy production:

    Palin: Let me speak specifically about a credential that I do bring to this table, Charlie, and that's with the energy independence that I've been working on for these years as the governor of this state that produces nearly 20 percent of the U.S. domestic supply of energy, that I worked on as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, overseeing the oil and gas development in our state to produce more for the United States.

    It's simply untrue that Alaska produces anything close to 20 percent of the U.S. "energy supply," a term that is generally defined as energy consumed. That category includes power produced in the U.S. by nuclear, coal, hydroelectric dams and other means – as well as all the oil imported into the country.

    Palin would have been correct to say that Alaska produces just over 14 percent of all the oil produced in the U.S., leaving out imports and leaving out other forms of power. According to the federal government's Energy Information Administration, Alaskan wells produced 263.6 million barrels of oil in 2007, or 14.3 percent of the total U.S. production of 1.8 billion barrels.

    But Alaskan production accounts for only 4.8 percent of all the crude oil and petroleum products supplied to the U.S. in 2007, counting both domestic production and imports from other nations. According to EIA, the total supply was just over 5.5 billion barrels in 2007.

    Furthermore, Palin said "energy," not "oil," so she was actually much further off the mark. According to EIA, Alaska actually produced 2,417.1 trillion BTUs [British Thermal Units] of energy in 2005, the last year for which full state numbers are available. That's equal to just 3.5 percent of the country's domestic energy production.

    And according to EIA analyst Paul Hess, that would calculate to only "2.4 percent of the 100,368.6 trillion BTUs the U.S. consumes."

    Palin didn't make clear whether she was talking about Alaska's share of all the energy produced in the U.S. or all the energy consumed here. Either way, she was wrong.

    September 21, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. Kevin Briggs

    What would it matter if we privatized social security and every one invested those dollars in the markets?

    Surely, the federal government would step in and bail us all out.

    Surely that's true, right?

    This whole bail out thing is really starting to make me angry.

    September 21, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  14. KC

    Not a big deal

    September 21, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  15. Kevin Briggs

    I have believed for years that the Bush administration would not be happy until they'd put our country so far into debt that all the programs that help equalize this society would suffer or have to be done away with.

    All these bailouts will result in over a trillion dollar budget deficit.

    So, we will save the global economy for a quick melt down-as in Three Mile Island or Chernobyl-style. We will cover it all up with a concrete dome and pray.

    We have truly allowed the squandering of our children's future.

    Yeah, my fellow Americans.

    September 21, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Kevin Briggs

    Frankly, I'm not saying the government should stand by and do nothing about this "sudden" financial crisis.

    What I am saying is that Mr. Bush's too late plan to act "boldly" had better be boldly and thoroughly questioned by all concerned-especially We the People.

    I don't trust that man to make any more "bold" moves regarding anything that is even remotely important.

    We've had more than enough of his...hmm– I guess I have to just stop there.

    Enough is enough.

    September 21, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  17. Kevin Briggs

    Back to Social Security.

    We American workers and our American employers have for years each invested 7.65% of most workers gross earnings per pay period into an account of savings. We have done this to insure that the Great Depression can never again leave any one of us with out a safety net.

    This fund has been continually invaded over the years for budget shortfalls and wars.
    This fund could have been managed intelligently by our leaders and made to grow through wise investment.

    Instead, 30 or 40 years from now it will contain no money.

    Hmm...kind of like our treasury chest-you know that big old chest there in Washington that has all our tax dollars in it.

    You know that big old piggy bank with all the holes busted into it there in Washington where all those wise leaders are supposed to be stewarding the future of this nation?

    A Conservative administration? That of George W. Bush?

    A ruination, not an administration.

    September 21, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  18. will

    Keep up the good work!

    September 21, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  19. BM

    Noone mentions the two candidates with all the skeletons in their closet and how they are suh dam liars!

    September 22, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |