Home / Auto News / News article: President Obama Hates America: Travels The Country On A Canadian Bus - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Aug 17 2011, 1:15 AM

Stop the presses! President Obama, champion of American jobs and lower taxes, is touring this great nation in a $1.1-million luxury tour bus—built in CANADA!

Obama’s Prevost VIP H3-45, nicknamed “Greyhound One,” is the same model used by touring artists such as Rush, Nickelback, and Loverboy. It comes with all of the armor and accoutrements as befitting the American president: armored doors, teleconferencing equipment, flatscreen televisions tuned to CBC News, big comfy couches, a maple syrup dispenser, and enough storage space for hockey sticks and curling brooms. It is also equipped with Obama’s nuclear launch codes in his “football,” in case the ghost of Diefenbaker attacks us with the last remaining Avro Arrow.

The Secret Service justified the purchase of the coach for security reasons. “There are certain security and communications equipment that we’ll have in there,” said Ed Donovan, a Secret Service spokesman. ”It’s just a better situation for us rather than leasing something and then putting in temporary equipment.”

Those looking to Prevost for the catalyst to a presidential conspiracy can take heart, however: the bus was upgraded by Hemphill Brothers Coach, based in Whites Creek, Tennessee, a town where a Tim Horton’s has yet to open. The government paid $2.2 million to Hemphill Brothers for two coaches, as well as the upgrades—which ran for half the cost.

After Obama’s tour, the Secret Service may make the bus available to other politicians who need the protection—including GOP presidential nominees. Michelle Bachmann might turn to dust if she steps inside, however.

[Source: New York Post, The Blaze]

  • Duncan

    As far as I know, Canada is not in other galaxy and is part of America, so the bus is an american bus :-)

  • Heather

    Duncan are you kidding me? Canada is a completely seperate country. It is not a part of America. Learn to read a map.

  • Anne

    George Bush used the same company,same Canada and same bus style for his presidential campaigns.

  • Scott

    for a company that is supposed to be about vehicles, you sure seem to be very political. No need for this type of partisan headline – are you trying to lose a big block of your readers, or are you just trying to appeal to the bigoted Nascar idiots.

  • carroldeese

    Really?? The president has NO say….I think not http://bit.ly/olfIyj

  • Jose

    @Scott Lighten up. It’s obviously tongue-in-cheek.

  • Konrad

    FoxTards! The $1.1 million Motorcoaches ordered by the Secret Service were made by Hemphill in Tennessee (Near Nashville, TN). Only the $60,000 shell was made by Prevost in Quebec, Canada. I’m sure other components were made in other parts of the world. Face it, it’s a world economy. It’s not possible in this day and age to build a 100% made in the USA motorcoach anymore.

    BTW, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, The TEA Party all use 100% Prevost-made buses made in Quebec, Canada on their campaign tours. Why is this not an issue?

  • Konrad Roeder

    Why do you not blink an eye when Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, and the TEA Party use 100% made in Canada Prevost busses? What gives here? I will give you the answer: SMEAR TACTICS. SHAME ON YOU.

  • Duncan

    @Heather: America is a continent not a “separate country”. So, YOU learn to read a map.

  • Duncan
  • XFunc_CaRteR

    Excuse me. When the auto companies went bust, Canada put in money in proportion to its size to bail them out.

    For example, when GM was bailed out, Canada bought a tenth of the share that the US bought. (We are one-tenth the size of the US, so that was fair.)

    Our two auto industries are inextricably linked, and the movement of parts and so on across the border helps out both countries.

  • Jay From Canada, eh

    Great article! Very humorous and well written. I actually spat out my Tim Horton’s coffee while reading this, no joke. I also love that some people are only reading the headline and going with it. Lolz.

  • NordyRocket

    Super bad reporting. Shame on you. Inciting negative emotion with bad research and left out relevant facts to reinforce your bias. Advertisers – take note!