Do As Obama Says, Not As He Does

August 15th, 2006 11:43 PM

Obama showed up at his 50th town hall meeting to talk again about how SUV's are causing global warming. According to Drudge, Obama declared that 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.

Then he drove away in an SUV. At least you can't call him a limousine liberal.

His damage control countered with this: "The vehicle senator obama travels in while in illinois is a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV), which can run on e85, a blended fuel made of 85 percent ethanol. So he in fact was practicing what he preached at the town hall meeting in Metropolis yesterday when he said we must drive fewer gas-guzzling vehicles."/>/>

That's only if you're filling it with e85, Obama. For the record that SUV gets "up to 16 MPG in the city" but that comes out to 14 MPG when you consider the decreased performance of e85. So actually he's guzzling more fuel if he uses e85.

Barack said switching to hybrids "would save more energy, do more for the environment..."
That statement is at odds with the truth. A hybrid Prius consumes more energy than a HUMMER. With the Sun ripping up the sky and evidence of global warming on Mars and Jupiter, Democrats are going to have a hard time pushing this talking point uphill past election day.