While speaking to the Machinists Union in Florida on Tuesday he says:
“I think Americans are actually willing to sacrifice,” Edwards said during a forum held by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. “One of the things they should be asked to do is drive more fuel efficient vehicles.”
The former North Carolina senator was asked specifically if he would tell them to give up their SUVS, he said, “Yes.”
Now as Dumbocrats/Liberals/Hypocrates normally do they mean do as I say not as I do…
This is Edwards getting into his SUV… In Iowa Hillary rode around in an 18-Wheeler. Obama an RV, and Edwards in a Cadillac SRX Crossover which gets just 15 MPG.
Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz says they buy carbon offsets for the vehicles, and adds:
“John Edwards believes that all Americans need to be patriotic about something other than war, and that means conserving at home, at work, and in the cars they drive. And that includes the Edwards family. They drive a hybrid Ford Escape, but they also still own a Chrysler Pacifica – which they use less often. He is reducing his own impact on global warming by driving a hybrid, building an energy-efficient home, and subsidizing renewable energy to offset the carbon emissions of his home, vehicles, and his campaign.”
All of this of course happens when he’s not flying around the US in a private jet which has been proven to be far worse than driving even the least fuel efficient car.
In a Boston Herald article in 2004 they really nailed Flipper Kerry for his hypocracy…
Now we’ve truly heard it all. Rising gas prices are the latest John Kerry [related, bio] campaign theme, so naturally the senator was asked this week about his personal vehicle usage.
Kerry insisted, “I don’t own an SUV.”
When pressed about a Chevrolet Suburban, the mother of all SUVs, kept at the Heinz Kerry abode in Idaho, Kerry said: “The family has it. I don’t have it.”
And that’s without mentioning the other gas-guzzlers this candidate and his family enjoy, all the while posturing about reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and fuel efficiency.
At last count, there were eight “family” cars and SUVs, including the 1995 Suburban (15 mpg highway, 12 mpg city), a 1993 Land Rover Defender (12 mpg highway, 10 mpg city), a 1989 Jeep Cherokee (20 mpg highway, 16 mpg city), a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee (20 mpg highway, 15 mpg city), a 2001 Audi Allroad (21 mpg highway, 15 mpg city), a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser (25 mpg highway, 20 mpg city), a 1985 Dodge 600 Convertible (26 mpg highway, 23 mpg city), and a 2002 Chrysler 300M (26 mpg highway, 18 mpg city). Kerry, however, only owns up to the latter two.
Do as I say not as I do huh? Well the Nanny State in which we are all slowly being brought into has finally arrived. They seem to feel that they need to tell us what to do because we are too stupid to make our own decisions n this world. I know I am not a Sheeple, i have a sports car that gets about 25-30 MPG on the highway. I enjoy spending my money on my kids and not on some Arabian’s in ground da-durka shaped pool. If they want us to like them quit bullshifting us thinking we don’t know what they are up to!