Saturday, February 07, 2004


John Kerry talks the talk and wants to force you to buy SUVs that get 100 miles to the gallon, thereby putting thousands out of work in Detroit. Mr. Kerry, however, doesn't walk the walk when it comes to the evil automobile. Henry Payne at National Review Online has a simply fascinating column on what the Democratic presidential candidates drive:
A look at Kerry's cars, however, suggests the senator leaves his green principles on the Senate floor. "Well, we have a couple of Chrysler minivans," begins Kerry the seasoned politician, who long ago learned to buy American brands only. "We have a Jeep. . . and a PT Cruiser up in Boston. . .and we have some SUVs. . . and an old Dodge 600 that I keep in the Senate. . . and. . . ." And suddenly, Kerry the Average American Buyer is Kerry the Blueblood with more cars than he can count. And that's not his only political faux pas. His PT Cruiser is built in Mexico. Oops.
The only other dude who has this many cars is Jay Leno. Talk about conspicuous consumption.

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