Oh, this is too funny.
Dana Milbank, the Washington Post’s columnist who covers “political theater” has a brilliant column today on our own Sen. Orrin Hatch trying to drive a hybrid Hummer. You can read it here (click!)
It’s a bit disconcerting to see Sen. Hatch described as an old guy who has trouble finding the brake pedal (he is 75, after all) but also disconcerting to see him promoting a Hummer of any variety. Those things are menaces on the road even when driven by someone who can handle the beast. They soak up huge amounts of resources to build, maintain and even park. They’re a danger to the occupants of cars that Hummers will crush in any accident.
But Sen. Hatch thinks its spiffy. He thinks it’s the wave of the future. He also had to leave it parked in the middle of the street because it was more than he could handle.
Stick to bicycles, Senator. We’ll all live longer.