Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama bus catches buzz on the Web

Obama bus catches buzz on the Web:

"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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