5:39 pm June 10, 2008

Laura Bush Drags Luxuriously Trashy Trailer On Military Plane

by Jim Newell

This is delightful: Laura Bush has been visiting The Troops in Afghanistan, and she’s doing it in typical trailer trash princess style. She flew on a military troop carrier, but she sure as hell wouldn’t sit in the “regular chairs.” So they dragged a luxury trailer on board that features the juxtaposing combo of cheap wood paneling and first-class seating. [Metro UK]

 
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Dr. Feelquestionable June 10, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Man, if this don’t capture the zeitgeist, I dunno what does.

shortsshortsshorts June 10, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Goddamn tax and spend Republicans.

edgydrifter June 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm

WTF??? First Lady Boyfriendslayer travels in hermetically-sealed pleasure-dome/trash-pod? I can’t wait for the Duke of New York to get a piece of her.

Mahousu June 10, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Hey, she’s riding on The Spirit of Strom Thurmond (seriously). If this doesn’t express that spirit, I don’t know what does.

Gopherit v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Pleasepleasepleaseplease let that be a FEMA trailer.

Dave J. June 10, 2008 at 5:48 pm

You left out the best part!

The Airstream trailer was put on board The Spirit Of Strom Thurmond, which is named after one of the country’s longest serving senators.

V572625694 June 10, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Was she wearing the flip-flops, cutoffs and an “I’m with Stupid” t-shirt? Or didn’t he go along with her.

edgydrifter June 10, 2008 at 5:50 pm

From the article: “It is one of 11 ‘Senior Leader In Transit Conference Capsules’ the US government plans to position at various locations around the world, at a cost of £8,000 each.”

Senior Leader In Transit COnference Capsule–that would be SLITCOC in military parlance.

GlennBecksTaint June 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Smells Like Strom Spirit

RaptorAvatar June 10, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I can’t believe we’re losing such real, honest, white Americans next January. They’re so brush-clearingly authentic that they go to the expense of dragging the kind of camper that many of their supporters (and also some Katrina victims) would call a primary dwelling onto a plane. It’s like she’s brining a little bit of that down home feelin that you get from real american values to the troops. It’s good because that way they’ll be warmed up to go home when they get dismembered by landmines.

RacerMex June 10, 2008 at 5:54 pm

I believe this is the first time an trailer has gone airborn without the aid of a tornado.

Mahousu June 10, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Somehow, my post ([re=12656]Mahousu[/re]:) ended up averaging out [re=12645]Dr. Feelquestionable[/re]: and [re=12658]Dave J.[/re]: How that happened, I don’t know.

SayItWithWookies June 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

That’s the same one Cheney traveled to Afghanistan on. I hope they cleaned the dead-boy-smell out of the refrigerator before Laura got on board.

Cicada June 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

They call that first class? It’s not even a double-wide.

Spence June 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Your tax dollars proud at work.
When Lincoln was in the White House, Mary Todd had to personally borrow the money to paint the place, which was falling apart, cuz back then we didn’t treat our “public servants” like little kings and queens. We treated them like the glorified DMV clerks and High School Assistant Principles that they are.

RacerMex June 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Another Bush First! First trailer to go airborn without aid of a tornado.

(Sorry if double post, work computer sucks)

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm

I’m starting to understand why the Bush Twins drink.

NoWireHangers June 10, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I wonder if that trailer, like the ones FEMA gave to Katrina victims, is filled toxins?

Gopherit v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 5:58 pm

[re=12668]RacerMex[/re]: It’s definitely a trailer in dire need of one.

Dr. Feelquestionable June 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

[re=12670]Mahousu[/re]: Sounds like you just happened to come up with the prolution to our commenting problems! :)

Vanity Smurf June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus Caravan.

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

Jim: Any word if it is highly armored against sniper fire?

AngryBlakGuy June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

…its a goauld sarcophagus(I really need to layoff of the SciFi channel)

The Station Manager June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm
shortsshortsshorts June 10, 2008 at 6:01 pm

[re=12673]SayItWithWookies[/re]: No silly! She eats the remains!

Vanity Smurf June 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm

[re=12681]NoWireHangers[/re]: Airstreams are way nicer than what those poor FEMA victims got.

stankfest June 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Laura is trying to prove she’s classier than Brittney Spears

vicuna June 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

At least they’re not liberal elitists, who would prefer the Design Within Reach model.
http://www.airstream.com/products/2008-fleet/travel-trailers/design-reach/photo-gallery.html

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

“If the trailer’s a rocking….”

Johnny_Zhivago June 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Given that this is Cheney’s trailer, I hope they got the smell of boiled babies out of it before Laura had to sleep in it.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm

[re=12686]Vanity Smurf[/re]: Owned by Goldfister?

edgydrifter June 10, 2008 at 6:11 pm

[re=12689]The Station Manager[/re]: Holy clusterfuck. It’s like a jet-bomber dragging a porkchop that kind of looks like the letters T and S (so we know that’s how they proll) with the indefinite article “an” branded on the side of a bird’s head apropos of nothing. FTW!

Inadequate Blackmail June 10, 2008 at 6:16 pm

The picture looks like Galactus’ penis is going to a movie. I’m deeply sorry I bothered to type that.

PeteJayhawk v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Would it be considered gauche to point out that military transports often have trailers like this for VIPs?

Gopherit v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm

[re=12699]Lionel Hutz Esq.[/re]: “….apply brain-bleach immediately.”

Gopherit v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 6:22 pm

[[re=12702]Johnny_Zhivago[/re]: I’m sure the smell of cigarettes and old-lady stank that Laura brings to the party would cover that up…..but what about the ingrained scent of fear?

graceless June 10, 2008 at 6:23 pm

is that real gold plating? Gee, ya can’t get siding like that from Sears…

Tits_LaRue June 10, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Hello-ooo? Where are the Truck Nutz? Why does Laura Bush hate America?

SayItWithWookies June 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

[re=12690]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Are you saying Laura gets Dick Cheney’s leftovers? Oh — maybe she’s used to that. Ick — I’m deeply, deeply sorry I wrote that.

NoWireHangers June 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

[re=12692]Vanity Smurf[/re]: Maybe Laura could swap trailers? Or maybe we could lock the Bush Administration inside a FEMA trailer and bury it in the desert? Just a few ideas.

Lionel Hutz Esq. June 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I know this is Cheney’s trailer, but from the photos, I couldn’t see either the cage where he holds the innocents before he feeds, nor where the rumpus room torture room is set up.

StrangelyBrown June 10, 2008 at 6:28 pm

[re=12656]Mahousu[/re]: Shouldn’t the Spirit of Strom Thurmond be wearing a white sheet with a pointy hood?

jagorev June 10, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Someone on the Corner yesterday was whining about how the libtards were all unfair to the First Lady, because some blogger said the whole trip was a waste of fuel.

This is definitely a waste of fuel. Not funny when being paid by taxpayers at $138/gallon.

weirdiowasculpture June 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm

No wonder Barbara Bush thought the Katrina people in the Astrodome had it so good.

Gopherit v2.0 June 10, 2008 at 6:41 pm

[re=12761]jagorev[/re]: Well, if she doesn’t go, who’s gonna pick out Crawford Ranch East, and the new home for Arbusto Oil?

TheRealJimbo June 10, 2008 at 6:48 pm

$16,000 for a fully outfitted Airstream? Sign me up. Those things aren’t cheap.

Not_So_Much June 10, 2008 at 6:48 pm

You just can’t make this shit up…

catastrophina June 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

[re=12661]edgydrifter[/re]: HAHAHAHAH

Johnny_Zhivago June 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

It looks a lot like that contraption the Guild Navigator creatures rode around in in Dune.

Nuck' June 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm

That thing looks like they actually stuck two trailers end to end, even the repug housing arrangements are all about butt sex.

civan93 June 10, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I know that y’all may not know much about trailers – but leave it to the country folk in the crowd here to help you out. That thar is a Airstream CCD Signature Series 32′ trailer.

http://www.airstream.com/products/2008-fleet/travel-trailers/international-line/ccd-signature-series/photo-gallery.html

It comes with such things as Corian counters, wenge/espresso brown cabinets, feather pillows, etc. They even have a model with furniture designed by Design Within Reach (DWR).

The point? That isn’t in the budget of trailer trash american folks. Just like everything else they do, their “we’re just regular american’s” farse doesn’t fly well under careful scrutiny. For the record, a 28′ Classic sells for about $85,000 – so this one (one model up, and 4′ longer) probably retails for about $115,000. Take that Katrina!

civan93 June 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Oops forgot the pricing URL

http://www.trailertown.com/Airstream.htm
http://happycamper.airstream.com/?go=inventory&do=Index&page=3
http://www.batesrv.com/Manufacturers/Airstream/International/tabid/5580/Default.aspx

It looks like the first price I found was high – this is probably only an $80,000 trailer. Sorry bout that Ms. Katrina.

RacerMex June 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm

[re=12688]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: So what your saying is that “Laura” could be thousands of years old and just moves from hosts to host? Would this technology explain how Dick is still kicking?

Vanity Smurf June 10, 2008 at 7:40 pm

[re=12798]civan93[/re]: I remember when you could buy one for the price of a cheap Mercedes.

Servo June 10, 2008 at 7:49 pm

They should have delivered her via air-drop…..sans parachute.

Servo June 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Did they remember the coloring books?
What about crayons? Did they remember crayons?
…and plenty of instant mint julep mix?
…and lotsa Prozac?

bitchincamaro June 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm

Goddamit. I’m disappointed to see the interior’s not trimmed
in old-growth Walnut!

William Tecumseh Sherman June 10, 2008 at 8:14 pm

Would the trailer be considered first class or business class and will United start making that a regular feature on their planes?

schvitzatura June 10, 2008 at 9:23 pm

To lead caravans wherever the four winds blow… over twinkling boulevards, across trackless deserts… to the traveled and untraveled corners of the earth…leaving an imperialist’s path of destruction in your wake…

Revised Wally Byam Creed, 2008

donner_froh June 10, 2008 at 10:40 pm

[re=12845]bitchincamaro[/re]:
Goddamit. I’m disappointed to see the interior’s not trimmed
in old-growth Walnut!

There is another kind?

Walnut(s)

Johnny_Zhivago June 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Given the recent problems in the Air Force, it’s amazing they get her to her destination in that contraption without accidentally shooting it into space or wheeling it into a nuclear containment vault.

edgydrifter June 10, 2008 at 10:54 pm

[re=12895]Johnny_Zhivago[/re]: Who’s to say they haven’t? I mean, have you actually seen the Prozac Dragonlady lately? Has anyone?

snig June 10, 2008 at 11:07 pm

I’m sure on the way back, she’ll forgo the luxury so, I don’t know, an actual soldier who actually showed up for military duty and took shrapnel or lost a limb can be transported home in mild comfort before settling in at the next rat-infested VA hospital.

Or maybe they’ll leave it there so the soldiers can take it apart and weld it into body armour that someone neglected to provide.

I know she’s not George, but if that doesn’t look like someone living in a bubble, I don’t know what does.

kudzu June 10, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Queen of my Doublewide Trailer

Well I met her out at Murphy’s restaurant
She said she was fresh from the farm
And I remember thinkin’ for a country girl
That she went pretty well armed
We sat there talkin’ by the lobster tank
I ordered her a slow gin fizz
And when them chicken fried steaks arrived
She said I like living like this

So I made her the queen of my double wide trailer
With the polyester curtains and the redwood deck
Times she’s run off and I’ve got to trail her
Dang her black heart and her pretty red neck

Well a few nights later I run into her
With some stranger on a park bench
She said he rebuilds engines and his name is Earl
He’s the Charlie Daniels of the torque wrench
I whispered honey let’s just go on home
And have some onion rings and watch TV
And as I walked her to the truck
Earl was cryin’ don’t you leave me
I told him

This is the queen of my double wide trailer
With the polyester curtains and the redwood deck
Sometimes shes runs and I’ve got to trail her
Dang her black heart and her pretty red neck

I said this is the queen of my double wide trailer
With the polyester curtains and the redwood deck
Sometimes she runs and I’ve got to trail her
Dang her black heart and her pretty red neck

I said this is the queen of my double wide trailer
With the polyester curtains and the redwood deck
Sometimes she runs and I’ve got to trail her
Dang her black heart and her pretty red neck

She’s the Queen
She’s the Queen

J June 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm

Seriously, can you imagine the shitstorm that would erupt if Hillary had done this, or if Michelle were to do it? The Fox Newstards would go nuclear.

Darehead June 10, 2008 at 11:27 pm

She’ll turn into a bitter-fly when she comes out.

RobPetrified June 10, 2008 at 11:28 pm

I hope the trailer trash girl who married into a wealthy, powerful family
finally gets laid. By a real man.
Notice I didn’t say “married well.”
Even trailer trash has they standards.

Democratica June 11, 2008 at 12:11 am

unbelievable. Since when is the bosses wife a ‘senior leader’? If mrs b wants to tour the war, then she can plant herself in any one of the regulation seats provided. I don’t know who to be more pissed at – them or us for letting them get away with this nonsense.

dilhavarti June 11, 2008 at 12:36 am

[re=12661]edgydrifter[/re]: senior leader in transit… so that’s what a secret CIA detention facility looks like!

Murph June 11, 2008 at 8:44 am

Don’t forget that the Airstream is a product of Thor Industries, like isn’t that the Norse god of war?

Johnetic June 11, 2008 at 8:47 am

It is nuts, but the thing that’s most nuts is that she is sullying the reputation of the great American icon that is the Airstream. A Calistoga wagon pulled by two oxen or 10 slaves should be called the Spirit of Stom Thurmond.

MARCdMan June 11, 2008 at 10:06 am

I thought they built that thing for Kennedy?

TGY June 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

Where does the ‘blackwater’ go?

HollowBrain June 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

[re=12923]Democratica[/re]:

It’s always our fault. Always.

guerilla-nation June 11, 2008 at 12:04 pm

spirit of strom thurmond? does that mean she fucked a black chick?

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