Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"Change" ...to Suit The Moment

Barack is all about "Change". Change as in like a Chameleon. He has made all sorts of changes in his entourage and in his monologue to suit whatever he thinks will sell at the moment. Sound familiar? Sound like a Change? I didn't think so.

Take for example the car he drives...er drove.

Politicians have public and private personas. As they rise in the world, their private spheres tend to shrink. For some, even the choice of car becomes a political calculation.

Senator Barack Obama from Illinois made his politically correct purchase last summer, shortly after being outed for contradictions between his public exhortations and his private behavior. At a speech in May 2007 before the captains of industry at the Detroit Economic Club, Obama scolded: “While foreign competitors were investing in more fuel-efficient technology…American automakers were spending their time investing in bigger, faster cars.…The auto industry is on a path that is unacceptable and unsustainable.”

It would entertainers and politicians ringing the environmental bell are almost surely never practicing what they preach, Barack, true to form (Change? Yah, right.) is no exception.

Soon after that, the press revealed that Obama was driving one of the “bigger, faster cars,” a 340-hp Chrysler 300C. The Chrysler soon disappeared from Obama’s driveway, to be replaced by “the candidates’ choice,” a Ford Escape hybrid.

...which probably does just that...sit in his driveway...all day every day.

McCain is an Enviroweenie as well. What does he drive?

Like Obama’s vehicle a year ago, Arizona senator John McCain’s car is at odds with his policies. However, his 255-hp, 3.6-liter 2006 Cadillac CTS would probably go over better with his Republican political base than would an Escape hybrid.

Personally, I don't really think the average citizen cares what a politician drives, fully realizing that they live a rarefied lifestyle. I don't begrudge Obama's choice in personal vehicles. What is of concern are the machinations he effects to cover his tracks...and it begs the question, what else is he sweeping under the rug that we don't know about?

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