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The President’s New Ride

limoThe Secret Service will commission a brand new Cadillac to carry Barack Obama when he is inaugurated as president on Jan. 20. But this isn’t a car model that you can test drive at the local dealership.

The Cadillac limousine has 8-inch-thick doors. Inside, the president will have various communication devices, including telephone and Internet access.

Cars were first used by the Secret Service in 1907. They used an H. White Steamer to follow Teddy Roosevelt in his horse-drawn carriage.

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6 Comments on The President’s New Ride

  1. That would be awesome to ride in that thing!

  2. Wait… carriages can be drawn by houses? I always thought they were drawn by horses….

  3. Neato!!!!!!!!!!

  4. awesome!

  5. the cool girl // January 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm // Reply

    A3X3’s comment doesn’t make sense… in the blog, it does say that the carriage was horse- drawn.

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