Apparently President Obama only rode the buses for a couple of miles at a time, spending the rest of the time flying from community to community in Air Force One. What’s more, the buses were flown from stop to stop as well. It’s normal practice for the President’s entire motorcade to be loaded up on cargo planes and flown from destination to destination. The buses were just a new part of that motorcade.Talk about your carbon footprints. They probably had to add another C-17 to the usual presidential retinue to handle the bus.
But why wouldn’t the presidential limousine have sufficed? Or one of the other armored vehicles that routinely travel with the President? Apparently because the President wanted the imagery of a bus. And buses are what he got.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It's Obama's incredible flying $1.1 million bus (h/t Ben Howe):
Posted by Rick Moore on 8/30/2011