Alabama bus driver recalls Palin trick-or-treating

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama bus driver for the John McCain campaign said he made one stop in Pennsylvania on Halloween night to allow Sarah Palin to take daughter Piper trick-or-treating.

Rick Brewster said he parked the bus and a Secret Service vehicle followed the Republican vice presidential candidate around the neighborhood.

He said they were just down-to-earth people. Brewster, a resident of Walnut Grove, has been a bus driver for Thrasher Brothers Trailways of Birmingham since 1996 after retiring from Goodyear.

He said the firm got the contract to handle transportation for the McCain campaign shortly before the Republican Convention. Brewster said he would drive McCain, Palin, or both of them.

On Tuesday, the bus was parked at the Rainbow Church of God for a few hours.

Brewster said students from Rainbow Middle School and Westbrook School got to tour the bus.

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