I heard on the radio today, how GM is considering selling off the Hummer Brand.
Wait! I thought Hummers were better than hybrids. I read all about it here, at Reason.org back in 2006, and also over here in 2006 at the absolutely factual and unbiased "Weekly Standard" (The Hybrid Hoax They're not as fuel-efficient as you think.) and on endless blogs and commentaries in the last 5 years.
And GM pulled the plug on their "lease only" EV1 that spawned the interesting movie "Who Killed The Electric Car?" ( http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/ )
And our genius president, back in 2003 stated "a comprehensive energy plan must encourage consumption" (Remarks by the President on Energy Efficiency, The South Lawn, 25 Feb 2002 [Pre-Iraq]).
So according to all the SUV loving naysayers, and Me First, Me First, Me Firsters! ... it's a bad idea to buy smaller cars that are more fuel efficient. Isn't it?
Hmmmm... it's interesting what $4/gal petrol prices will cause consumers to do. As the visionary S.Colbert has stated "the market has spoken, it must be true".
The back-pedaling that red staters will be doing in the months to come as they pretend they've never said such ludicrous things in years past will be interesting to watch.
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