Sorry, title should read “A few George HW Bush funeral questions”
Never afraid to ask the dumb questions:
Although I’m not much for televised funerals (I’m pretty sure mine won’t be), I’m rather impressed by the logistics surrounding the ceremonies for the late Pres. Bush. Is there a specific government department tasked with organizing funerals for heads of state, is it all done through the White House, or what?
Who’s paying for all the pomp and circumstance and roughly how much? I assume the taxpayers, at least in part. Not complaining, just curious.
OK, trivial, I know, but any idea who supplied the hearse (complete with presidential seal) for the ceremony in DC? I guess I’m asking, does the government keep a fleet of hearses around for occasions like this, or do they just slap the seal on one borrowed from Fred’s Mortuary?