Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Senator Big Oil Barack Obama

This story is for my Illinois friends and co-workers. Check it out- Senator Barack Obama was lecturing folks at a town hall meeting about gas guzzling vehicles, then promptly hops in is own SUV, a GMC Envoy, and drives away.

IL: Obama Warns of Gas Guzzling Cars in Town Hall Meeting

Staff Report

Monday, August 14, 2006

Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling. It was among many points made to the standing room only audience at the Metropolis Community Center. Obama spoke on everything from DC politics to global warming. He says part of the blame for the world's higher temperatures rests on gas guzzling vehicles. Obama says consumers can make the difference by switching to higher mileage hybrids. Today the Senator said, "It would save more energy, do more for the environment and create better world security than all the drilling we could do in Alaska."

After the meeting... Obama left in a GMC Envoy after admitting to favoring SUV's himself.


For the record- a GMC Envoy has a 8 cylinder engine and gets 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway. Unless, of course, the Senator has the smaller two door version that gets 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.

Can we now call the Senator "Big Oil Barack"?

H/T Drudge Report

2 comments:

This DJ said...

Non-Story.

K. Carpenter said...

Hey Simkhin, I posted this one just for you.