MAUMEE, Ohio – President Bush (search) rode across Ohio on Tuesday in a bus emblazoned, "Yes, America can." It turns out the bus was made in Canada.
The front of the bus bore another label: Prevost Car (search), jointly owned by the Swedish Volvo Bus Corp. and Britain's Henly's Group PLC. Prevost's manufacturing facility is in St. Claire, Quebec.
Foreign-made vehicles are a touchy topic in the job-strapped industrial Midwest — states like Michigan and Ohio, which Bush has been touring for two days.
"Seeing the president drive around in this Canadian-made luxury bus is just another reminder of George Bush's failed economic policies and underscores that it's time for a change," said Phil Singer, a spokesman for Democrat John Kerry's (search) campaign.