Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Give up your SUV

ABC reported Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told a labor group he would ask Americans to make a big sacrifice: their sport utility vehicles. The former North Carolina senator told a forum by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, yesterday he thinks Americans are willing to sacrifice.
I'd be willing to sacrifice John Edwards, but I don't really think we do things like that any more.
Edwards says Americans should be asked to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. He says he would ask them to give up SUVs.
First I want to see Edwards and Gore giving them up. Then the rest of the congress critters and the hollywood types that provide money to their campaigns. Then we will talk about regular Americans giving up their SUVs.
Edwards got a standing ovation when he said weapons and equipment used by America's military needs to be made in the United States. He says tanks and ammunition for M16 rifles are being made in other countries.
Are they allies? And is it cheaper, and are the transportation costs less sending it to areas we are fighting in?
He says jobs that provide equipment for America's defense need to be made in the United States.

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