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4.28.2006

Symbolism over substance on gas prices

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) gave a press conference at a Washington, DC gas station Thursday about the rising cost of gasoline. He arrived at the event and departed in a hydrogen powered automobile. Once he was out of sight, Hastert switched back to his good old gas guzzling SUV.



USA Today's blog elaborates.

1 Comments:

At 4/28/2006 08:52:00 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

What's worse is the it looks like he's headed for a Ford Excursion, which is about the worst of the worst. It's a $50,000 lucky-to-get-10 mpg behemoth. And it's too apppropriate for him not to be driving or (driven around in) one.

For some perspective, my VW Jetta TDI, which has a full five-star safety rating from the NHTSA crash rating, gets five times the mileage. And the list price (with options) is half that of the Excursion.

 

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