OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL motorcade consists of “three identical cars” with “three identical license plates,” which were unveiled this past Saturday.
From the official pool report over the weekend, with the pooler explaining, with help from other journalists in the White House pool.
CLARIFICATION on motorcade license plates:
There are THREE vans in the motorcade with Taxation without Representation plates. All three have license plate number 800 002, which i don’t quite understand, but that’s what it is. The rest are old plates, from Virginia, Maryland, and U.S. government.
From Jay Carney via Politico:
“President Obama now has lived in the District for four years and has seen firsthand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children, and pay taxes without having a vote in Congress,” Carney said. “Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the president’s commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights, home rule, and budget autonomy for the District.”
President Bill Clinton added the plates at the very end of his second term, but President George W. Bush had them removed when he took office.