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trndobrd
01-24-2006, 10:44 AM
I got to drive in the Presidential motorcade yesterday. I drove a 15 passenger van with Representatives Ryun, Moore, and Moran and some Whitehouse staffers. We had to drive to Forbes in Topeka to pick everyone up because the fog kept them from flying helicopters into Manhattan.

DenverChief
01-24-2006, 10:50 AM
Did you run over any misplaced donkey fans ?

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 10:55 AM
Secret Service guys going through the vehicles

redhed
01-24-2006, 10:56 AM
I want to know WTH those helis were toting underneath. Looked like some kinda big square megaphone.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 10:59 AM
On the way to Topeka with escort. Traffic seemed kind of light

Dunit35
01-24-2006, 10:59 AM
It'd be funny if the vehicles were on 24's with spinners. Wouldn't surprise me with the way our government is.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:02 AM
Secret Service putting flags on Presidential SUV

Archie F. Swin
01-24-2006, 11:06 AM
when you post a pic...will you mention where the pic was taken?

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:08 AM
Air Force One

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:12 AM
when you post a pic...will you mention where the pic was taken?


The first picture was by the football practice field on the KSU campus. The second pic was enroute from Manhattan to Topeka. Air Force One landed at Forbes Field, Topeka.

Archie F. Swin
01-24-2006, 11:14 AM
that helps, thanks

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:14 AM
President Bush, along with Sen Pat Roberts, exiting the aircraft

recxjake
01-24-2006, 11:17 AM
George is just great

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:18 AM
Jerry Moran and Dennis Moore getting into my van

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:24 AM
The motorcade leaving Bramledge Coloseum (Allen Fieldhouse West). My van is barely visible in the back.

Dunit35
01-24-2006, 11:29 AM
Sweet pics.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:30 AM
Marine One on the ground. The weather cleared so they were able to bring in the helicopters and fly from the KSU campus back to Topeka.

gblowfish
01-24-2006, 11:31 AM
I live about a mile from the Truman Library. Over the years I've seen motorcades from every president since LBJ.

Got stopped and searched by a secret service guy one time at Gates BBQ because Dan Quayle was coming in for a sandwich.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:34 AM
Marine One taking off

ChiefsfaninPA
01-24-2006, 11:36 AM
I got to drive in the Presidential motorcade yesterday. I drove a 15 passenger van with Representatives Ryun, Moore, and Moran and some Whitehouse staffers. We had to drive to Forbes in Topeka to pick everyone up because the fog kept them from flying helicopters into Manhattan.

If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you are in the presidential motorcade. If replying to this will cause me to lose life or limb, please disregard. I am a tax paying citizen who loves america, I didn't mean to be nosey.:)

Otter
01-24-2006, 11:37 AM
Do you think they would have gotten the joke if I charged at them dressed in a ninja suit with my paintball gun screaming "infidel pigs"?

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:37 AM
After the President left a Secret Service agent was kind enough to leave the Presidential flag on the SUV long enough for me and Trndogirl get a pic.

ChiefsfaninPA
01-24-2006, 11:40 AM
Do you think they would have gotten the joke if I charged at them dressed in a ninja suit with my paintball gun screaming "infidel pigs"?


Good thing you didn't do that, or this post wouldn't have been possible.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:42 AM
Do you think they would have gotten the joke if I charged at them dressed in a ninja suit with my paintball gun screaming "infidel pigs"?


Yes. Everyone would have had a good chuckle. The head of the Secret Service detachment probably would have taken you out for a beer in Aggieville afterward.

trndobrd
01-24-2006, 11:47 AM
If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living that you are in the presidential motorcade. If replying to this will cause me to lose life or limb, please disregard. I am a tax paying citizen who loves america, I didn't mean to be nosey.:)


I'm an attorney. Although I have a background driving in convoys in the Middle East, that's not have I got in on this. Believe it or not, the Secret Service only supplies transportation for the President and his immediate staff. The White House provides transportation for guests and the White House press corps. They usually work with the appropriate state political party to arrange for advance work. Essentially, I was a volunteer. Just one more way the administration is saving your tax dollars.

ChiefsfaninPA
01-24-2006, 11:50 AM
I'm an attorney. Although I have a background driving in convoys in the Middle East, that's not have I got in on this. Believe it or not, the Secret Service only supplies transportation for the President and his immediate staff. The White House provides transportation for guests and the White House press corps. They usually work with the appropriate state political party to arrange for advance work. Essentially, I was a volunteer. Just one more way the administration is saving your tax dollars.

Good stuff. Last summer when Bush was out campaigning he came through my hometown and they had the everything locked down(as far as roads). But it was cool to see his bus ride by with him standing in the window waving. That was a pretty cool motorcade also.

Bowser
01-24-2006, 11:51 AM
Someone needs to introduce Rep. Moran to ChiefsPlanet.

Dave Lane
01-24-2006, 01:18 PM
President Bush, along with Sen Pat Roberts, exiting the aircraft

Dipshit alert! ROFL

Dave

Chief Henry
01-24-2006, 02:09 PM
After the President left a Secret Service agent was kind enough to leave the Presidential flag on the SUV long enough for me and Trndogirl get a pic.


Your girl friends cute. Do you hit it ?