A look at the ‘First Bus’ … nice wheels

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Obama\'s Bus (USAToday)

In the Aug. 17, 2011, USA Today there is a photo of the “First Bus.” I’ve been curious about this rig since President Obama started his three-day tour of the Midwest.

Two of these coaches were purchased from Hemphill Brother Coach Co. of Nashville, for “$2,191,960.” Hemphill is one of the primary leasing companies of rigs for rock and country stars.

It is not unusual for politicians or entertainers to travel in these luxury motor coaches … Sarah Palin has received lots of attention doing it all summer. Ronald Regan did it back in 1980, along with more recent “2008 Republican candidates for president: former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson and Sen. John McCain of Arizona,” according to an article by Richard Wolf in USA Today.

Read more about the bus by clicking on:  “Obama traveling in style in $1.1 million bus.”

Photo: President Obama walks to his bus Monday at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport upon kicking off a three-day bus tour in the Midwest. (Jim Watson, AFP/Getty Images)

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