Sunday, June 04, 2006

"Crusin' and playing the radio, with no particular place to go"

Rooty and I spent last night (Friday) in Missouri. On the way back this afternoon, we were heading north on I-270 when a stretch limo passed us. It had to be doing 80! As it passed by, I noticed that it said "United States Department of Transportation" on the side. There was also a handsome seal, and DOT license plates. I thought it would exit at I-70 and head for the airport, which might justify the speeding. Instead, it exited at Natural Bridge/St. Charles Rock Road -- says "restaurant" to me!

While those of you who live near DC, in Maryland or Virginia, are probably used to government limos zipping along your roadways, it's pretty uncommon around here.

Personally, I don't think you should be allowed to work for something called the U.S. Department of Transportation is you are unable to drive yourself a car.


Scott said...

My question is who in the USDOT would need a stretch limo?
That just shows where our hard earned tax dollars go.
A limo company has denied that it "provided prostitutes to convicted former congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham (CA)."

"Shirlington Limousine had financial troubles for years before winning two transportation contracts from the Department of Homeland Security in 2004 and 2005 worth $25 million. Department officials said that Baker's company was not the low bidder on either contract, but that they were awarded for 'best value,' based on Shirlington Limousine's past performance and technical ability."

Christopher D. Baker, president of Shirlington Limousine and Transportation Inc., has had "numerous misdemeanors and two felony convictions." and, the company's contract with Howard University was cancelled for "bad service."

:P fuzzbox said...

Maybe they were headed for a public restroom as most government officials in need of a limo are full of $h1t. When you gotta go you gotta go.
it was large enough to have a potty onboard