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What Do Politicians Drive?

politics president election cars drive
 
Posted May 16 2007 12:06 PM by S-Turn 
Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations

Ford's Escape Hybrid may be parked in the driveway of the White House after the next election.


The Associated Press asked the latest spate of presidiential candidates what kind of cars that they drive. Here is a summary of that story plus some mildly amusing commentary on a few. Interestingly, Ford and hybrid's came out on top in this little survey of the aspirational political class. What do you think that a car says about a presidential candidate?




BUICK, CADILLAC, MERCEDES-BENZ, TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo (R): Hey big spender.


CADILLAC CTS

Arizona Sen. John McCain: Cadillac CTS, a midsize luxury sedan. I guess staying in the Hanoi Hilton gave him a taste for the better things in life.


1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE

Delaware Sen. Joe Biden (D): 1967 Corvette. He received this car as a wedding gift in 1967 and has kept it ever since.


CHEVROLET SUBURBAN

California Rep. Duncan Hunter: He said, "Suburban with 274,000 miles on it." Does he drive -- rather than fly -- back home for legislative recess?


2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE AND 1995 SILVERADO

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R)


CHRYSLER 300C

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D): Chrysler 300C. Baller...


FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 2005 Ford Mustang convertible.


FORD ESCAPE HYBRID

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D): She said, ?For security reasons, we drive in Secret Service vehicles but the Service lets us use a Ford hybrid when we?re home in New York.? Wow, this woman probably hasn?t had to drive her own car for 15 years. That?s a lot of pent-up demand. We bet that she sneaks out of her room at night to hop into a 2006 Corvette Z06 and do donuts around the Washington Monument.

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D)

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (D)


FORD FOCUS

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D): Ford Focus compact.


FORD TAURUS AND HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R): Ford Taurus in Washington and Honda Civic hybrid in Kansas. What would Jesus drive?


JEEP WRANGLER

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D): He said, "Jeep Wrangler, although my security doesn't like me to drive."


ME, DRIVE? FUGEDABOUDIT!
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R): He said, "I don't drive, I navigate." We say nobody drives in New York City anyway. Does he even have a driver's license? So is Giuliani a backseat driver or commander of the ship of state?



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