The AP — Scrubbing The News, So You Don’t Have To Know About It

It’s all Instapundit this morning here at MRH.  Next up, Professor Reynolds catches the Associated Press scrubbing one of its new stories to spike an ill-thought comment by the gaffe-r-in-chief:

Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.

“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”

Er,, if you’re only getting 8 miles per gallon, you probably didn’t make a few million bucks selling books about yourself to liberal rubes.  You are driving a 1970s clunker, probably have no choice but to drive that piece of shit, you have to fix it yourself as much as possible while hoping the transmission lasts a bit longer, and you rely on it to get to work.  In other words, you can’t just trade it in for a nice shiny new hybrid, even if the government throws in a $7,500 subsidy. 

Here is a thought experiment, Mr. President.  Imagine that you personally had to haul around your teleprompter equipment to your speeches.  Think you could do it in a Chevy Volt?  Let’s see you try it some time.  Because, you see, the guy with the 8 mpg truck is probably hauling what he needs to work every day.  He is as dependent on his saws and hammers and drills as you are on your teleprompter — by that I mean almost entirely dependent — and can’t cram them into a little greenmobile. 

For all the swooning over Obama’s alleged political and oratorical skills, the guy is a tin-eared partisan hack.  Imagine what would happen if the media stopped covering for him.

Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 10:52 am  Leave a Comment  

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