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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:09 PM

Cars on Mackinac Island? Pence says nay to horse travel [View all]

geez. Pence needed a whole fleet of cars!! Imagine the tax dollar cost for this little trip of the VP. damn




Cars on Mackinac Island? Pence says nay to horse travel


Updated 12:48 PM; Today 12:36 PM
Vice President Mike Pence travels on Mackinac Island in motorcade


MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Vice President Mike Pence isnít hoofing it on Mackinac Island.

Motorized vehicles have been prohibited on the island since 1898,
with the exception of snowmobiles during winter, emergency vehicles, and service vehicles owned by the local government. Travel on the island is usually restricted to foot, bicycle, or horse-drawn carriage, but Pence broke with the old tradition to travel from the Mackinac Island Airport to the Grand Hotel to speak at the Michigan Republican partyís biennial leadership conference Saturday.

The island was buzzing Saturday morning with questions about how Pence would travel to the 4-square-mile land mass in surrounded by Lake Huron. Hours before the vice president was set to arrive, members of the Secret Service and local law enforcement were posted outside the Grand Hotel.

At 12:15 p.m., Penceís motorcade traveled down Cadotte Avenue flanked by Michigan State Police on bicycles.
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The use of motorized vehicles is among other unique circumstances that go along with safely transporting the countryís second-in-command to a small plot of land surrounded by Lake Huron. Pence didnít travel to the island by ferry, the most common way tourists use to get their fudge fix.

The Mackinac Island Airport has a 3,500 foot, lighted, paved runway that is capable of handling small aircraft year-round. But thatís not nearly large enough for Air Force Two, said Mackinac Island State Parks Manager Myron Johnson.



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Echo_L
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@MLive
Whatís he worried about? Security? I mean, if itís because someone can bring a gun in the island thatís their GOD given right, right? If heís afraid of a little horsey ride being in the open like that, he shouldnít be in a 2A state
Julie Fields
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What a sorry SOB!
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@orbif_roirraw

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It's a city owned vehicle used for emergencies. Pence was bitten by a horse last year at the Kentucky Derby he is fearful of horses now.
Echo_L
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That never happened. If he was bitten by a horse last year, he wouldíve made a big deal out of it.







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