Wednesday, August 17, 2011


If you weren't aware of the hypocrisy, you'd think the New York Post had a pretty good gotcha here:

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.

It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line....


As President Barack Obama traveled to the first of two "town hall" stops in western Illinois today, top national and state Republicans criticized his campaign-style visit and criticized his use of a taxpayer-funded Canadian-manufactured bus as part of a jobs tour.

But no mention was made by Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus or Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady that a re-election seeking President George W. Bush used a bus from the same manufacturer, Quebec-based Prevost, for a spring 2004 "Yes, America Can" campaign tour through the Midwest....

Which is true.

(John Kerry also rode a Prevost until he switched to an American bus.)

And Google news tells me that Jeb Bush, campaigning for governor in 1998, also rode a luxury Prevost bus:

(Story here.)

Oh, and Michele Bachmann? Ridin' a Prevost, too, back in June:

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann closed out the first week of her fight to garner the GOP nomination travelling through Iowa on an H3-45 Prevost tour bus....

Why do they all hate America?


UPDATE: In 2004, The Washimgton Post reported that Clarence Thomas was in the habit of traveling the country in a Prevost RV.

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