Honk! A note on the campaign bus

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President Obama waves from his bus on Monday, during a three-day tour of the Midwest.
President Obama waves from his bus on Monday, during a three-day tour of the Midwest.
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Fun facts about the President’s sleek new bus (which the White House insists is not a campaign bus): It is one of two identical buses purchased by the Secret Service to avoid past issues with setting up security in a leased bus. One of the $1.1 million buses will also be used for the eventual Republican presidential nominee, as well as other future dignitaries.

The charter bus has become the transportation vehicle a la mode. Jet planes and trains are so last season. But who’s got the nicest set of wheels?

Michele Bachmann's campaign bus.Rick Perry's newly unveiled "Get America Working Again" bus.Fancy new bus for Tea Party Express - can you spot the typo?Ms. Frizzle's school bus is anything but old school. The Partridge Family practices unsafe bus-riding technique.Sarah Palin's "One Nation" busSen. John McCain's "Straight Talk Express", his vehicle of choice during the 2008 presidential election.Every time I see a beautiful sunset, I think of Willie Nelson's tour bus.Just because it (probably) doesn't run anymore, doesn't mean the Grateful Dead tour bus lacks style.'Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A. Hey, at least it's got your attention.

 

Honk! A note on the campaign bus

Updated