Guess Whose Bus Wasn't Made in the U.S.A?

Posted: Aug 17, 2011 4:43 PM

For three days, President Barack Obama has been on a campaign tour "jobs" tour lecturing the country about how we need to make things in the good old U.S.A. in order to get the economy back on track. Obama has been traveling on a brand spankin' new, super shiny, freshly waxed, $1.1 million taxpayer funded, gas guzzling beast of a bus made in.....Canada.

President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The New York 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, and is used by major traveling rock bands.

"That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.

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.

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.


And the irony, or should I say, the perfect fit?

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

"Is used by major traveling rock bands."

I'm wondering if the new ObamaMobile complies with the new job killing EPA regulations for fuel efficiency? Doubt it. At least Obama can still feel like a rockstar out on the road, even though his appoval number continue to plummet. I'm waiting for the day when Obama starts berating "corporate bus owners."