DC-Bound Obama Has Even More on His Plate

Plates on presidential limo symbolic nod to those pro-vote
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 20, 2008 3:00 PM CST
One of President Bush's first acts was to have the "Taxation Without Representation" plates on the presidential limo switched out.   (©Alex Barth)
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(Newser) – The list of contentious issues awaiting Barack Obama in Washington includes a local favorite: whether the presidential limo will sport "Taxation Without Representation" license plates. Bill Clinton's ride had the plates, which support DC residents' bid for a Congressional vote, but they were one of the first things to go when President Bush took over, the Hill reports.

The mayor has washed his hands of the question, but local activist are optimistic. Says one: "We will make this point and encourage them to make the change." Obama and Joe Biden favored a failed 2007 bill giving Washington a vote, and the president-elect has said many of the streets near his new home “couldn't be more disconnected from their government.”