Though the excursion is packaged with humble appeal,
Humble is in the eye of the beholder
it looks like nobody’s sleeping on the bus. The White House has reserved the entire historic Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa, and 60 rooms at nearby Luther College, and that’s just one stop on the tour.
Those of you concerned about carbon footprints should take a look at the motorcade,
Yet, the President finds it appropriate to tell auto companies that “You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks”. So far it looks like you can’t make money on the Chevy Volt. Instead, you should go into the custom-bus business, even if the bus looks more like a police mortuary van than a symbol of hope arriving on your street.
Then there is the issue of unscripted, unexpected encounters,
Not what one expects for a campaign tour, is it?
By now, even Chris Matthews is saying that the bus tour doesn’t seem to be the right move right now, adding the ultimate insult, “something Pawlenty would have done.”
Obama did say he’ll have a plan to create jobs “when Congress comes back in September.”
But not to worry, Obama continues to “make no apologies for being reasonable” (h/t Instapundit), or unprepared, for that matter, since the unanswered question remains, how does a campaign bus tour create jobs?
In the meantime, Greyhound One rolls right along, at taxpayers’ expense.
Post edited for clarity.