Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Illinois Senator Barack Obama, a charismatic and gifted public speaker who just might be the Democrats' best hope of electing another president someday, has a bit of a problem. You see, it would appear the good Senator doesn't practice what he preaches. I know .. what a surprise for a politician! This has long been a problem for those on the Left, with Al Gore being one of the biggest offenders.

At any rate, Obama was giving a speech recently at one of his town hall meetings in which he said that global warming was caused by gas guzzling vehicles. He said people should switch to hybrids, and that "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska." Yeah ... and if we all walked think of how much oil we could save! Anyway ... moving right along here .....

So after the speech, did the good Senator go outside, get into his Toyota Prius and zip off toward home? The media caught him getting guessed SUV. A GMC Envoy, to be exact. Obama even admitted that he liked SUVs. It would seem we have a bit of hypocrisy on our hands. When called out on it, Obama's staff went into spin overdrive...claiming that the Envoy was a Flexible Fuel Vehicle that can run on E85, or ethanol-based fuels. In fact, they say the Senator fills the SUV up with ethanol whenever he can!

But there's a problem with that, too. The GMC Envoy is not E85-ready. Ooops. Sounds like somebody dug the hole just a bit deeper on that one. As the saying goes, don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

No comments: