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Giant, anti-Bush bus to make a stop at today’s peace picnic

A giant, specially equipped bus is making a stop at today’s peace picnic on Harriet Island — timed to coincide with the final day of the Republican National Convention across the river in downtown St. Paul.

The bus is billed as a “museum on wheels” that attempts to document what it calls “how eight years of failed Bush-McCain-conservative policies have harmed our national security, ruined the economy and sacrificed so many important priorities here at home.”

Organizers call it the National Bush Legacy Bus tour, and it’s been to 25 states so far. It’ll be at Harriet Island today from noon to 6 p.m. Police said the peace picnic is one of several permitted protests scheduled today in St. Paul.

The bus, which made a stop in St. Paul in July, too, is 45 feet long, weights 28 tons and is powered by bio-diesel fuel. — Joe Kimball

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