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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. [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!

  10. [[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?

  11. [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.

  12. [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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. [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?

  16. 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!

  17. [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?

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

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

  20. 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

  21. [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)

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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