Obama Drives a Gas Guzzler

May 19, 2008 · Filed Under Energy & Environment 

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Barack Obama was stumping in Oregon over the weekend and he lectured to the crowd, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

Fair enough. And consistent with a quote on his site about automakers in Detroit:

“Well, I don’t believe that climate change is just an issue that’s convenient to bring up during a campaign. I believe it’s one of the greatest moral challenges of our generation. That’s why I’ve fought successfully in the Senate to increase our investment in renewable fuels. That’s why I reached across the aisle to come up with a plan to raise our fuel standards… And I didn’t just give a speech about it in front of some environmental audience in California. I went to Detroit, I stood in front of a group of automakers, and I told them that when I am president, there will be no more excuses — we will help them retool their factories, but they will have to make cars that use less oil.”

— Barack Obama, Speech in Des Moines, IA, October 14, 2007

So Barack, which hybrid do you drive?

Oh wait, Senator Obama rolls in a gas guzzling Chrysler 300C.

Yes, that’s his car of choice, according to Car and Driver.

Take that, bitter Americans.

17 MPG in the city. Save the Earth. Yay!