It would seem that the tread on the tires of Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain's tires are showing pretty bare, getting worn out, but he keeps them turning and turning ...
Yeah, that Obama Energy Policy Tire Gauge was a real winner ...
The more Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain mockingly fires that line out, the more armies of qualified, experienced people come out to, effectively say, that SB John is talking out of his ass
For example, here, via Think Progress;
In a post on the Wonk Room, Charles Territo, the director of communications for the Auto Alliance (which represents Chrysler, Ford, and GM, among others), notes some facts McCain should keep in mind:And, yesterday, Barack Obama lined up the Dead Campaign Express for one, right in the kisser.
• The Department of Energy estimates that 1.2 billion gallons of fuel were wasted in 2005 as a result of driving on under-inflated tires.
• Fuel efficiency is reduced by 1% for every 3 PSI that tires are under-inflated.
• Proper tire inflation can save the equivalent of about 1 tank of gas per year.
• Proper tire inflation also reduces CO2 emissions.
• Experts estimate that 25% of automobiles are running on tires with lower than recommended pressure, because people don’t know how to check their tires or don’t realize that tires naturally lose air over time.
From Greg Sargent;
"So I told them something simple," Obama said. "I said, 'You know what? You can inflate your tires to the proper levels and that if everybody in America inflated their tires to the proper level, we would actually probably save more oil than all the oil we'd get from John McCain drilling right below his feet there, or wherever he was going to drill.'"...Here's the video of Obama's smackdown;
"So now the Republicans are going around -- this is the kind of thing they do. I don't understand it! They're going around, they're sending like little tire gauges, making fun of this idea as if this is 'Barack Obama's energy plan.'
"Now two points, one, they know they're lying about what my energy plan is, but the other thing is they're making fun of a step that every expert says would absolutely reduce our oil consumption by 3 to 4 percent. It's like these guys take pride in being ignorant."
Obama Insists Inflating Tires Better Than Oil Drilling
Even Paris Hilton is telling him to put a sock in it;
It's getting to the point where someone is going to have to walk up on whatever stage Stumblin' Bumblin' John McCain happens to be on and just take the microphone away from him, tell him to shut up and go sit down.
Unless, of course, he is filling with pride with being so ignorant.
Bonus McCain Flat Tire Riffs
Anonymous Liberal: Hop on the Pander Express
Skippy, the bush kangaroo: the gop's talking points are tired
The Jed Report: McCain's Austerity Program: Drive Less, Turn Out Lights
John Perr: Purple Heart Band-Aids and Tire Gauges
Steve Benen: Tires vs. light bulbs
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
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