A Thrifty car rental franchise at the Buffalo, N.Y., airport has put this pro-Romney “birther” bumper sticker on all their cars!
John Celock reports for HuffPo, Oct. 26, 2012, that two women, Barbara Wingate of San Diego and Stephanie DiBiase of Chicago, said the cars they had rented from that Thrifty car rental franchise had “Vote for the American” stickers on the bumpers. The women were told by employees that the stickers were placed there by the franchise owner.
The franchise is owned by Westover Car Rental, a subsidiary of Ellicott Development, a Buffalo holding company controlled by Carl Paladino, the Tea Party-affiliated businessman who lost the 2010 gubernatorial race to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
61-year-old Barbara Wingate had rented a car the weekend of Oct. 13-14 to attend her daughter’s wedding. She told HuffPo in an email. “After reading it [the bumper sticker], we realized what it said/meant and were horrified.”
Wingate said she was “embarrassed” to drive the car and that she complained to an employee when she returned the car. She said the employee said the franchise owner wanted the stickers kept in place and that he had asked the staff to vote for Romney. Wingate also said she noticed other cars with the stickers at the Thrifty franchise.
Here’s contact info for Thrifty car rental at the Buffalo, NY, airport, which promises “Our Lowest Price – GUARANTEED”:
4301 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Ph: (716) 632-8400
Website to reserve a car: https://www.thrifty.com/local/index.aspx?LocationCode=BUF or CLICK HERE!