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    WASHINGTON - President Bush is one of the biggest gas guzzlers in the country and his first stop to sell the idea of breaking the nation's oil addiction burned up thousands of gallons of jet fuel and hundreds of gallons of gasoline.
    The White House, Air Force and Secret Service keep a tight hold on the President's travel and mileage, but government and industry figures show that the Air Force One 747 jet gets less than the equivalent of a mile per gallon.

    The President usually travels with a backup 747 as well as a huge C-17 aircraft packed with the presidential limo and the Marine One helicopter, which flies Bush from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base and around destination cities.

    The C-17 gets even worse mileage than the 747s, and the chopper's mileage is pegged at .014 mpg.

    Once on the ground, the President travels in a gas-gulping convoy. At the heart of that convoy are two Cadillac limos and several Chevy Suburbans.

    Even without the bulletproof shields and other special measures, the limos get 18 mpg in the city.

    The Suburbans get 15 mpg in the city, but that too is without the bullet- and blast-proofing and the communications gear the Secret Service and military travel with. Three to five Suburbans travel in a motorcade, which often stretches to more than a dozen vehicles.

    Bush's 700-mile trip to give his State of the Union encore speech in Nashville yesterday cost $19,594.25 in fuel alone just for Air Force One, according to government figures.

    He will carry his message over the next few days to Maplewood, Minn., Albuquerque and Dallas before heading back to Washington. That's another 4,341 miles.

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    Perhaps he should practice what he preaches?
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    Default Re: Unbelieveable. Hypocritical Bush biggest gas guzzler of 'em all

    How much do taxpayers spend each year to ship his skanky butt back and forth from the White House to Texas? And he is always going there, so it must be a bundle. What does he care, he doesn't pay.
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    And how is this "unbelievable"?
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    Erm, it's unbelievable because Bush is telling the entire nation, via his State of the Union address, that they need to reduce their dependency on foriegn oil/gas reserves. Is there somethign about that that you don't understand?? It is quie hypocritical, don't you think?
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    How I am trying to end my dependence on oil, by Glamazon

    1. I take the train every day and night to work.

    2. sometimes I take the bus.

    3. I take a cab on occasion.

    4. I will buy a hybrid car once I learn how to drive.

    5. learing how to ride a bike in street traffic; once legislation passes tomake cities more bike friendly, I will ride my bike more.

    so there, George. What are you doing to stop dependency?
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    I take the bus or train every day, unless the weather is good, and then, if time permits, I walk. Good exercise, good for the environment and you know, it's great to just get out and see faces and places direct. The thing that really pisses me off about this is that he's flying around basically on a permanent campaign. Why doesn't his passel of million dollar donors foot the bill instead of us??
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    Erm, it's unbelievable because Bush is telling the entire nation, via his State of the Union address, that they need to reduce their dependency on foriegn oil/gas reserves. Is there somethign about that that you don't understand?? It is quie hypocritical, don't you think?
    I think it's not unbelievable because I don't believe or trust a word Bush can say regarding the environment (among other subjects). I wrote my PhD paper about sustainable development, and the US policy on world level is the biggest PITA
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    Sorry, didnt' mean to go on the attack. I simply get incredibly infuriated at the blatant hypocracy of this administration. And you know he's only saying this because everyone is wildly pissed off at the record oil profits this year. I really doubt it'll ever come to pass under a repug admin, especially one as beholden to the oil industry as these nitwits are.
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    Wait, worlds biggest pita? mmmmmm. pita.
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    I'm hungry. Somebody get me a taco.
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