By DP Fleming--D Pressing News Staff Writer
The Secret Service is near completion on president-elect Obama's presidential vehicle, the Barackatank. A tricked out Cadillac, the "iron on wheels" has been called a 'a hunk of damn iron on wheels' as well as 'mostly iron, part wheels, part hunk'.
The massive motorcar has 3-ft. thick doors and missile-proof Plexiglas. Given it's extra armor and weight, it will be less maneuverable than a Grand piano and slower than a motorless hot dog cart.
Following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson began the tradition of riding in bulletproof limos with his Ford Fairlane, the Nervous Nelly.
Previous limos were designed to hall ass and protect the President. The Barackatank is designed to withstand a prolonged nuclear attack, scores of scud missiles, rocks, and mud slung from the extreme right.