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Everybody’s having a really awesome time noticing how President Obama’s bus was made in Canada…

August 17, 2011

…or noticing how there really are black helicopters swirling around wherever the president is (it helps keep the Paulistas away). But how has everybody missed the energy inefficiency of a vehicle like that? I don’t mean the size – hey, the president needs space and people – I mean the color. Black absorbs heat, thus requiring more air conditioning to make the interior comfortable.

A white bus would make more sense, environmentally speaking. Of course, that’s probably trivial, considering the sheer size and weight of the bus and its accompanying SUVs, helicopters, and whatnot. But still. Every little bit helps.

Oh, fine, it’s probably racist.

More at Memeorandum, Hot Air, and The Blogprof.

One more thing: why a uniformly pitch-black bus? No presidential logo or anything? Do they think they’re undercover?

  1. Rich permalink
    August 18, 2011 3:41 pm

    Shouldn’t the thing be covered with solar cells? I know it wouldn’t move it very fast but it would still outrun the current economy. A couple manufacturers have been in the news filing bankruptcy lately. Should have put them to work.

  2. Ben D permalink
    August 24, 2011 1:28 am

    Why is Obama’s bus so black?
    Why won’t some other color do?
    Why is Obama’s bus so black?
    Why ain’t it purple, pink, or blue?

    Why is Obama’s bus so black?
    Why ain’t it some other hue?
    Why not spots or dots or technicolor?
    Why won’t some other color do?

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