And so, our Presidents and Dictators also ride around in their royal chariots.  They are called Rolls Royce, Mercedes, or Cadillac, but it is ironic that they still measure their power in "horse power."  Also, we can see from the escorts that the royalty were not expected to be in a hurry.  It reminds us of the great parade of the fellow who manages to climb into the big chair.  He takes a slow victory ride to that chair.  As King Solomon said, "There is nothing new under the sun..."