This is not Greyhound, for your information.
President Obama is conducting his tour of the Midwest this week on a $1.1 million fully loaded mobile all-black fun and security mobile, which is the White House is also referring to as a bus.
Mark Knoller of CBS says the Secret Service recently bought two of the buses, which will serve others they protect as well as the president.
This raises a couple of questions. Why do people the Secret Service protects have to go on buses? How about a car. And why must they travel around like pampered movie stars?
The buses have lavish interiors and are usually leased to transport stars of the entertainment industry.
The company’s website says its clients have included Beyonce, Cher, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Jack Nicholson, and Pope Benedict.
It’s not like Obama saved money on Air Force One, since he jetted into St. Paul, Minn. to start his tour today.
BTW, the editor of White House Dossier was summoned by FishbowlDC, which blog about DC journalists, to comment on this matter. You can read the story here.