Presidential Transportation

Enviroblog is one of my favorite RSS feeds for all things green. It has a manageable amount of posts to sift through (unlike those other brands) and a healthy dose of liberal treesucking. In a post today, where they claim that 98% of Americans want to phase out fossil fuels and 4 out of 5 of us want climate action now, they list what vehicles the folks running for their party’s nominations drive. I’ll reproduce the list here for those of you afraid of hyperlinks.

The Republicans

  • Mike Huckabee drives a Chevrolet Silverado truck while his family’s main car is a 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Just FYI, those two SUV’s are also the biggest SUV’s on the planet.
  • John McCain’s wife drives a Lexus while his daughter owns a Prius hybrid. He drives a Cadillac.
  • Mitt Romney drives Ford Mustang convertible and a big Chevy pickup, while his wife drives a Cadillac crossover vehicle.
  • Ron Paul drives a Buick in DC, a secondhand Lincoln and Ford truck in Texas.
  • Rudy Giuliani does not own a car.

The Democrats

  • Barack Obama owns a 340 HP Chrysler 300C. However, when his choice was made known to the public, he bought a more PC hybrid.
  • John Edwards drives a hybrid as well, but he was apparently caught driving a bigger SUV a while ago. He also own Chrysler Pacifica.
  • Hillary Clinton drives a fashionable Mercury Mariner hybrid, which by the way does not score all that well on mileage counts.

I don’t know what these revelations reveal, but I can say this: You don’t change your boots when they’re in the mud, you put on the golaches on before you go catching skippers.

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