Today this article titled “GOP attacks Obama bus, but Bush did same” from the Chicago Tribune equates President Bush’s 2004 Campaign Bus tour as the equivalent to Barack Obama’s current Darth Vader Bus tour (<— H/T Dana Loesch), because Bush’s bus was supposedly purchased from the same Canadian manufacturer in an effort to point out apparent hypocrisy by Reince Priebus and Pat Brady.
From the Tribune:
“As President Barack Obama traveled to the first of two “town hall” stops in western Illinois today, top national and state Republicans criticized his campaign-style visit and criticized his use of a taxpayer-funded Canadian-manufactured bus as part of a jobs tour.”
The author sites no evidence that the Bush bus was purchased or leased from the same manufacturer and also fails to mention who paid for President Bush’s bus. Being an official campaign bus, it’s pretty hard to imagine the taxpayers footed the bill. This would be a pretty significant difference to President Obama’s taxpayer funded Canadian made bus.
Again from the Trib:
“But no mention was made by Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus or Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady that a re-election seeking President George W. Bush used a bus from the same manufacturer, Quebec-based Prevost, for a spring 2004 “Yes, America Can” campaign tour through the Midwest.”