What does it say about what the rest of the world thinks of our "leadership", when there is more interest in the limo than in the prez?
When I read a story like this, I am extremely saddened by the fact that this is the image of America our leaders are presenting to the rest of the world.
I'm thinking that this is an example of what a laughing stock our representatives have become! I'm afraid that not many folks are taking the U.S. seriously anymore.
Obama's limo revs up mediaNovember 20, 2010
LISBON, Portugal -- Portuguese media seems fascinated by Obama's limousine, a sleek, armored car they've dubbed Cadillac One.
Newspapers and magazines have run photos and half-page graphics marveling at the vehicle, which also is known in Washington as "The Beast" because of its extra-thick doors and huge tires.
Noticias magazine called it a "bunker on wheels." Sabado, another magazine, calculated that the gas-guzzling Cadillac cost more than three times the Portuguese president's unarmored car.
Obama's limo attracted outsize interest from local media during portions of his recent trip to Asia, as well.
Maybe we could save a whole lot of money the next time around if we just send the limo on tour and the president can stay at home and work on some of the issues facing our nation! Just a thought!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside for just a bit. OK?