Monday, November 22, 2010

Pass the Popcorn

Evidently Rush Limbaugh disagrees with Motor Trend Magazines naming the Chevy (got that right finally) Volt Car of the Year. Rather stridently so. Todd Lassa of Motor Trend has a few words for Rush

So, Mr. Limbaugh; you didn’t enjoy your drive of our 2011 Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Volt? Assuming you’ve been anywhere near the biggest automotive technological breakthrough since … I don’t know, maybe the self-starter, could you even find your way to the front seat? Or are you happy attacking a car that you’ve never even seen in person?
It gets much more Eli
Sure, Toyota designed and built the Prius on its own, and no doubt lost billions of yen probably well into the second generation. Do you think Toyota did this without any Japanese government help?

Thanks to the recently unbridled ability of American and foreign big business to contribute unhindered to their favorite politicians – both Democratic and Republican — you don’t need to worry about rampant left-wing policy coming out of Washington any time soon.

You’ve made two king’s ransoms by convincing legions of dittoheads to tune into you every day. I wonder, do you ever ride in anything that’s not German or Anglo-Saxon? Do you have any idea how powerful IG Metal is, and of the size of Germany’s social safety net?

The comments are worth the price of admission alone.

And, oh yes, don't forget to watch Austin Goolsebee taking the Volt downtown

1 comment:

Paul said...

The Motor Trend selection is particularly notable in view of the usual reaction of car magazine editors to any mention of CO2 or fuel economy. They tend to froth at the mouth. The BMW Car Club of America puts out an otherwise good magazine called Roundel. The editorial reaction to any mention of CO2 is pretty apoplectic. Letters to the editor run the gamut.

Senator Al Franken was right.

Paul Middents