Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ironic. Tragic. Expensive.

As reported on

“I want people to support American fuel-efficient vehicles,” Senator Debbie Stabenow told

“I drive a Cadillac STS, it’s a small car,” she added.

The STS averages 16 miles per gallon in the city, 26 miles per gallon highway, according to General Motors and joint Web site of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Hey, Senator Stabenow, sell your "fuel-efficient vehicle" that gets a whopping 16 mpg and ride a bike!


Josh Evans said...

The sad part about fuel-efficient vehicles is that the technology is still expensive and out of grasp for most people. My dad works for GM, and he told me that the new Chevy Volt will be almost $40,000 new.

JBrandt said...

That's why President Obama's plan that will ultimately require an average fuel economy standard of 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016 is foolish. How expensive will these cars be? Perhaps I can bolt a windmill on the roof of the '98 Civic. Oh, wait, that technology isn't available yet. Oh, who cares, let's forge ahead anyway and force people to buy expensive cars they don't want but that our mandates/edicts will require. Ugh!
Josh, what's your dad's take on the Malibu?

Anonymous said...

Deb Stabenow would think the STS is small, she's a fricking whale. And a stupid one at that.

Josh Evans said...

Wow. It's comments like yours, anonymous, that don't allow for intelligent political debate. Unless Senator Stabenow's weight is pertinent to the discussion (which it's not), why even bring it up?

Aaron Brandt said...

Whales never forget.