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Click above for a high res gallery of Powell's Fisker visit

There was a bit of a hub-bub around the Fisker Automotive booth yesterday afternoon thanks to the surprise appearance of one Colin Powell. The former four-star general, Secretary of State and WMD fearmonger spent a lot of time with both the Karma and the Karma S, getting a lot of one-on-one time learning about the vehicles from Henrik Fisker. A lot of well-known government officials visit the Washington Auto Show, but the Fisker booth model I talked with was geeked as anything about Powell's appearance, asking me to send her the photos I was taking of the visit, even thought there were dozens of people snapping away with their own cameras. Even Powell pulled out his own camera to take his own pictures of the cars.

The best part: Powell wore a name tag, just like the rest of us.

UPDATE: Ah, now it all makes sense.


Our travel and lodging for this media event was provided by the Auto Alliance.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Days after he left the Department of State, Colin Powell answered his doorbell to find Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar, dangling the keys to a new Jaguar which Powell accepted. All perfectly legal since Powell was no longer in office.

      As Bandar boasted to the Washington Post, "If the reputation then builds that the Saudis take care of their friends when they leave office, you'd be surprised at how much better friends you have who are just coming into office."

      Robert Baer, "Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Souls for Saudi Crude" (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003), p.60
      • 6 Years Ago
      I knew the war in iraq was not necessary and it cost you 4000 billions to satisfied racism in u.s.a. It's the record of the rock band slayer put on sale on 11 sept 2001 that trigger this auto-protect reaction. I told you that racists are afraid of bums in the streets because they know life better then presidents and general populace that only want a kind of protected welfare jobs like senators, gm managers, madscientists. Mainly the racists are afraids of sexual charm of the women and find protection in formality like journalists, state employees, state protected business with subsidies, corporate artists, c.i.a agents, greenpeace, union employees. All these folks don't believe in democracies and are telling and writing formal papers and laws and regulation explaining the bottom of their fears, while pretending that their products and services need to be buy. Only free market can bring some prosperity, that's why the first peoples , the jewish, proposing that more then 2009 years ago are hated
      by everyones that don't know how to produce a products or services to a consumers.

      If you read between the lines of formal journalists, you will find that they study only free business without feeling involved because they only want a protected citizenship with no regognition of anyone that shine. They always say, evolution or science like phev.
        • 6 Years Ago
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      • 6 Years Ago
      Gorr, do you realize that nobody reads your posts after reading one for the first time?

      +1 for banning Gorr.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If no one wants to read his posts, there is no reason to ban him. Just ignore what he writes.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you deserved to be banned also for suggesting that
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes...and imagine the friends they have in Israel....weaponry being the choice of exchange of course.