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HonestChieffan
08-15-2011, 10:44 AM
(CBS News) — The U.S. Secret Service has two new buses in its fleet for President Obama to use on his 3-day Midwest bus trip starting today.

An official tells CBS News the buses were purchased in recent months and will serve as part of the fleet of vehicles the Secret Service uses for all of its protectees.

In the past, the Secret Service would lease buses as needed and outfit them with the security and communications equipment as needed.

“We have not been satisfied with the level of protection offered by leased buses,” said a Secret Service official.

Another official said the buses cost the service $1.1-million and are of a size and make the Secret Service finds most suitable for its equipment and protective requirements.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20092460-503544.html

Chief Henry
08-15-2011, 01:52 PM
At least we can look forward to him being on vacation for 10 days after his bus tour/campaign swing through the upper midwest. What harm can he do to us while he's on vacation ?

Jenson71
08-15-2011, 01:54 PM
You forgot the rest of the article:

"This is reportedly the first time a contender for the office of the President of the United States will be campaigning for his own election."

HonestChieffan
08-15-2011, 02:26 PM
You forgot the rest of the article:

"This is reportedly the first time a contender for the office of the President of the United States will be campaigning for his own election."


I am very confused. I thought people have campaigned for the job before. Who campaigned for it before, surrogates?

Jenson71
08-15-2011, 02:36 PM
I am very confused. I thought people have campaigned for the job before. Who campaigned for it before, surrogates?

Pretty much. Obama is the first person to raise money and spend it on a presidential campaign. In previous years, other people would raise money and spend it on someone else's election. Obama is setting a dangerous trend here.

suzzer99
08-15-2011, 02:36 PM
How many threads are you planning to make about this?

HonestChieffan
08-15-2011, 03:09 PM
How many threads are you planning to make about this?

What would you prefer?

HonestChieffan
08-15-2011, 03:09 PM
Pretty much. Obama is the first person to raise money and spend it on a presidential campaign. In previous years, other people would raise money and spend it on someone else's election. Obama is setting a dangerous trend here.

Really?

orange
08-15-2011, 03:11 PM
How many threads are you planning to make about this?

It depends on how many links Drudge puts up about it.

Jenson71
08-15-2011, 03:11 PM
Really?

Everyone knows that.

HonestChieffan
08-15-2011, 03:17 PM
Everyone knows that.
Past Presidents didnt do fund raisers?

Jenson71
08-15-2011, 03:21 PM
Past Presidents didnt do fund raisers?

You tell me.

blaise
08-15-2011, 03:22 PM
It depends on how many links Drudge puts up about it.

Really? From the Huff Post Crier?
That's rich.