Posted by Bossip Staff
Barack Obama‘s presidential limo is in some need of serious pimping:
As a candidate, Barack Obama promoted hybrid cars. Auto enthusiasts have panned the design of the new presidential limo, which will be painted all black. Auto enthusiasts have panned the design of the new presidential limo, which will be painted all black.
As president, he’ll be handed the keys to one. Sort of. Shortly after taking the oath of office, Obama will climb into the Mother of All Hybrids — part car, part truck and, from the looks of it, part tank.
In keeping with recent tradition, the Secret Service will place a brand-new presidential limousine into service January 20 to drive the new president on the 2-mile jaunt down Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade.
Already, spy photos of the limo — with patches of gray primer — have leaked out. And already, the reviews: “Ugly as sin,” says one car enthusiast on an auto Web site. “Can’t we make a hotter ride for our pres?”
“Sheesh,” says another, “why don’t they just transport the president around in an Abrams tank.” One news agency, noting its 8-inch-thick doors, says the limo can withstand a “direct hit from an asteroid.” But GM spokeswoman Joanne K. Krell laughed off the comments. “And it will fix you a latte if you ask,” she jokes.
This ride sounds like a luxury tank or some sh*t. Well, whatever it takes to keep Obama safe in these crazy times. Even that Nazi-ass Pope rides around in a bullet proof glass box.