President Obama: Saving or creating manufacturing jobs... in Canada?
The New York Post reported this morning about the custom-made campaign bus, er official government vehicle, that:
The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts.
It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.
"That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.
Canada is a large U.S. trading partner and ally, so on some level it's understandable to give a government contract to a manufacturer north of the border, but given the state of the economy and concerns that President Obama has been ineffective at best on domestic job creation, this should be something the media pick up on and query the White House about.
That is if they have enough time in between reporting on real and imagined Republican presidential candidates' campaign gaffes.