Democrats Detour Bush's Legacy Express

A rolling museum from Americans United for Change criticizes Bush's presidency.

By SHARE

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A rolling museum of the bad parts of President Bush's eight-year legacy hit the road today in the form of a 28-ton, 45-foot bus that plans to hit the hometown of every House and Senate Republican who has voted with the president at least 90 percent of the time. First stops: the Dayton, Ohio, district of House Minority Leader John Boehner, and Louisville, Ky., where Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell grew up. "We're going to expose what you get with a conservative government," said Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, which decorated the bus in a plastic wrap that screamed "The Bush Legacy" and built a timeline inside to highlight some of the administration's issues—and blunders. Among the highlights: Boots worn by National Guard Sgt. Patrick McCaffrey, killed by the Iraqi forces he was training. The reason was kept from his parents for over a year. Tour spokeswoman Julie Blust, pictured above with another bus exhibit, said that McCaffrey's mom gave the group her son's boots because "she just wanted his story out there." The bus will be on tour through the fall presidential campaign and will visit at least 150 cities.