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Obama bus is palace-on-wheels…and it’s made in Canada

Posted: July 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm   /   by

Optics: Obama is the real Outsourcer-in-Chief

True to form, people in the media are helping the Democrats push their various themes. Mitt Romney is an out of touch rich dude. Mitt Romney is the “Outsourcer-in-Chief.”

Ignoring for the moment the absurdity that a sitting president (presiding over the worst “recovery” since the Depression) is painting a man who was a governor of a small state quite a few years ago as the “Outsourcer-in-Chief,” one has to ask, will the real Outsourcer-in-Chief please step forward:

President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built — in Canada, The Post has learned.

The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts. [ . . . ]

The contract lists the country of origin as Canada and place of manufacture as “outside U.S. – Trade Agreements,” a possible reference to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

This Canadian-made vehicle will allow the man accusing his opponent of being an outsourcer to travel the country in a kind of style and comfort that we little people can only dream of.
 It’s a VIP H3-45 model, the company’s top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.

“That’s the more luxurious model,” Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.

“When we have the Country Music Awards, we sometimes see a lot of them,” she said, noting that Kid Rock, David Lee Roth and Kenny Rogers also have owned them. [ . . . ]

Hemphill wouldn’t comment on the bus. But an ad on its Web site for a similar bus costing $100,000 less than what has been dubbed “Greyhound One” boasts: “This coach is appointed with the finest materials and the latest in high tech electronics and was built for a top entertainer to travel efficiently without losing the luxuries of home.

“It is the perfect coach for entertainers, sports stars, NASCAR drivers, executive travel, or anyone accustomed to the very best.”

Perhaps Obama can distribute cake for the little people to eat as he cruises the country in his Canadian-made palace on wheels, accusing his opponent of being out of touch.
Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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Obama bus is palace-on-wheels...and it's made in Canada