Monday, May 23, 2011

Let's Move!

Insert Moochelle Obama joke where appropriate.
US President Barack Obama had to switch vehicle after the heavily armoured Cadillac he was travelling in became stuck on a ramp at the US embassy in Dublin.

The presidential state car, nicknamed "The Beast", ran into trouble on Monday afternoon as it emerged up the ramp from the car park beneath the complex in Ballsbridge.

The car got stuck as it passed through the gates - producing a rather unhealthy scrapping sound.

Cheers by the waiting crowd were replaced by gasps, then laughter and applause.

According to RTÉ, Mr Obama and his wife Michelle stayed in the car while security officials and police officers went running over to the stranded vehicle.

A grey-coloured bus was quickly parked in front to block the view.

Mr Obama and the First Lady eventually switched to another amoured car to drive to the Marine Force One helicopter, which was waiting to fly them to the village of Moneygall, Co Offaly.

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