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!