John Edwards:”Give Up Your SUV’s”

Well, this is sure to endear him to the masses:

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles.

The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.

Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.

Edwards himself, drives a hybrid Ford Escape.

His campaign bus is 80/20 biofuel and he claims he’s running his campaign carbon neutral.

So he’s got his own vehicles, covered…..

But there’s still the private jet rides, and that 28,000 square foot house in North Carolina, also supposedly “carbon neutral”. For some strange reason, he and Elizabeth are reluctant to share the utility bills with the public.

But hey, John (Two Americas, and my new house takes up almost all of one of them) Edwards drives a hybrid; he’s cool.

 I am Gobsmacked!:

Innocent Bystanders has an aerial photo of the Edwards’ house in North Carolina….with several SUV’s in the driveway! 

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15 Responses to “John Edwards:”Give Up Your SUV’s””

  1. wiserbud Says:

    One of his cars is a hybrid. One. The rest are as gas-burning and eco-unfriendly as the cars the rest of us drive over here in this other America. In fact (i already posted this at IB)

    Former Senator John Edwards just bought a 2007 Ford Escape gas-electric hybrid, and he has a Chrysler Pacifica and GMC Sierra at his North Carolina home. A spokesperson says Edwards and staff make sure all campaign rentals are American and “union made.” (The Pacifica is actually made in Canada and Chrysler is German-owned.)

    What’s that word that one uses to describe people who expect others to do what they, themselves, don’t? It’s right on the tip of my tongue……

  2. Rosetta Says:

    Does anyone take this whiny baby slap sister seriously?

    I mean, come on. Even if he lived in a cave, ate wild berries and rode a bike he could still kiss my ass.

    The fact that he lives in mansions, owns a fleet of cars and flies in private jets makes me want to wash his mouth out with Larry Craig’s private parts.

    Also, not to nit pick, but a private equity firm from New York just bought Chrysler so they are no longer German.

    Hail Dr. Z!!

  3. wiserbud Says:

    well, the quote was from an April 2007 Business Week article, so consider the timing. At the time he bought Pacifica, Chrysler was German owned.

  4. Rosetta Says:

    I’m not Keith Olbermann so I don’t have to consider the timing. Or is that question the timing?

    Stupid timing.

  5. PattyAnn Says:

    My understanding was that since they’re in their campaign bus they’re practically hobos.

  6. cranky Says:

    Is Edwards’ Escape pink? I’m beginning to think he’s a toe tapper.

  7. PattyAnn Says:

    I don’t think so, cranky. I think he just has a wide stance.

  8. cranky Says:

    PA — LOL.
    Wide stance versus Toe tapping. Is that nuance or just a synonym?

  9. PattyAnn Says:

    I think it’s a layer, cranky :)

  10. bmac Says:

    Good thing he’s pretty.

  11. Wickedpinto Says:

    I only JUST realized!!!!

    I can invite rosetta to be a contributer at the hostages without requiring a counter-sexual balance, because he/she/they are a sexualy ambiguous!!!

    I will raise that question at the hostages assuming Rosetta stays active for a bit.

    I don’t care if every person who visits is a commenter, as long as they are expressive, and sometimes funny.

    You want a comments site? how about a site where EVERYONE is a poster as well as a commenter.

  12. eddiebear Says:

    Has Edwards been in Minneapolis recently?

  13. Rosetta Says:

    WP,

    I could be the poster for reporting on sexual relationship issues since I represent 4 of the 5 sexes.

    Are there any rules about posting hard core midget-on-ottoman porn?

  14. wiserbud Says:

    I could be the poster for reporting on sexual relationship issues – Rosetta

    Great. Now the place is gonna go ghey.

    Pinto, we need to talk.

  15. Wickedpinto Says:

    I thought the same thing.

    Rosetta. please hold for a while while we discuss this.

    (wiser? no fucking way, you agree? lets hope the tits don’t override us)


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