I really didn’t intend to return to the whole “tire gauge” nonsense, but let’s do one more. This one’s amusing. After Barack Obama noted th
August 5, 2008

I really didn’t intend to return to the whole “tire gauge” nonsense, but let’s do one more. This one’s amusing.

After Barack Obama noted that routine auto maintenance can improve fuel efficiency, John McCain told a group of voters, “[Obama] suggested we put air in our tires to save on gas. My friends, let’s do that, but do you think that’s enough to break our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? I don’t think so.”

And what is enough to break our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? My friend Jed discovered the answer: Turning off our lights a little sooner.

What’s wrong with this? Nothing in particular. In fact, it’s probably about as sensible as what Obama said about inflating our tires and getting regular tune-ups.

The difference is, Dems didn’t spend a week getting “giddy” about using lightbulbs as a political prop and insisting that McCain’s entire energy policy is composed of turning off the lights.

Update (Blue Gal): Don't miss C&L reader Plisko1's YouTube, an excellent push-back on the whole tire gauge thing. We've got talented readers!

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