Illinois Senator Barack Obama warns citizens at his 50th Town Hall meeting about gas guzzling, WPSD-TV reports.Well, maybe a little question. How can one say that they understand the needs and asperations of Americans who descend from former slaves from West Africa (if you know his history, you know he plays that angle all the time), when their mother is of European extraction and their father was a lapsed Muslim immigrant from Kenya and spent much of his formative years in Hawaii, went to Columbia and Harvard? Just asking, because there are some Indian Casinos out there that I think I need my share of....
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," claimed local News Channel 6.
Tommy Vietor, Senator Obama's press secretary, explains: "What Senator Obama has long advocated is the use of vehicles that are more fuel efficient, including but not exclusively hybrids.
"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."
But it does not appear that GMC's Envoy is E85 ready.
My dear Senator, I respectfully recommend your staff check out this. That would be leading from the front.
Hat tip Drudge.