• Jun 16, 2009
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If you're a politician worth your own salt, you apparently have to buy a car that contains both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain is finally getting on the bandwagon and picking up his own little slice of green heaven, as he's announced on his Twitter page that he's buying a Ford Fusion Hybrid.

McCain's decision to go Blue Oval for his hybrid choice is a publicity boon for the Ford Motor Company, as the Arizona Senator's 777,000 Twitter followers have no doubt taken note of the make and model of the war hero's new ride, much like then-candidate Barack Obama did when he turned in his Chrysler 300C for a Ford Escape Hybrid. With his new Fusion hybrid, McCain will be able to patrol the streets of Washington while achieving a best-in-class 41 mpg city. Now... what will Sarah Palin buy next?



[Source: Los Angeles Times Blog]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sarah Palin should buy an off-roader suited for the Alaskan panhandle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sure The Mac cant just roll on a Prius. lol Palins new ride would be a Hummer H2 with a supercharger and some machine guns mounted on the hood and itll be called The wolf killer. lol with some added spikes to run over any animal that comes into view.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "I seriously doubt any hunter in Alaska drive a Prius into the woods unless they're hunting tree huggers and using the Prius as a bait"

        ROFL. Well done.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I seriously doubt any hunter in Alaska drive a Prius into the woods unless they're hunting tree huggers and using the Prius as a bait. Frankly if I live in Alaska I would drive a 4x4 as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isnt the 2010 Fusion built in Mexico?
      • 5 Years Ago
      And in a related story Obama tweets plans for which industry the government will take over next....
      • 5 Years Ago
      Despite my political views, good move, Mac!
      • 5 Years Ago
      palin should a BMW X5 35d, it's a solid eco friendly diesel engined AWD car that would be great in the snow. Or the VW Toureg V10 TDI or Audi Q7 V12 TDI both decent gas mileage and quite powerful.

      She has a propensity to buy German (jetta) might as well stick with something cool then. IMHO
      • 5 Years Ago
      When I read the title my first thought was that the government had announced which Auto Company they were buying next.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I were Sarah Palin, I'd go out and buy something outrageous, like an F-650 or a CXT or something. She's never gonna get any sort of big political position after all that happened during the election, so why bother doing anything to appeal to people that are never gonna vote for you?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I believe the Palin family has a Sequoia, previous generation (not sure of any others if they are others, which there probably are).

      C'mon McCain, you know you want the Fusion Sport V-6 instead!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually Shawn,


        Unless he has the ability to drive more than one car simultaneously, having a fuel efficient vehicle to drive some of the time actually DOES help the environment.


        ... because sometimes, he'll be in the Hybrid.





        • 5 Years Ago
        I meant Jei, not Shawn.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Whether V6 or hybrid version...McCain will have how many cars now? Parked at how many homes?

        He should've started by indicating which current vehicles he was going to either get rid of or replace. Otherwise, he aint't doing the environment no better by adding to his stable of fuel drinkers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Jei.....he can only drive one at a time! People like you make me sick! You have the right, as an AMERICAN, to own as many(homes, cars, etc) that you want. Go live in another country if you don't like it!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Frankly speaking, I don't care if he has a thousand homes housing a thousand cars. When I do care is if you preach about how the world is gonna die in such a short period of time yet you ride in personal jets and live in massive homes with energy usage far exceeding what you preach.

        McCain did have a certain agreement on envrionmental efforts (which is a long shot from global warming), but as he said, it's more something he wants to look at and such rather than cause panic on something that's been proven false already
        • 5 Years Ago
        Other Man,

        When Palin was picked to be McCains Veep, she was driving a Volkswagon Jetta to work.

        I'm sure the family car would be something big enough for the kids, like the Sequoia or a mini-van.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jei =hippie
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      I cannot fault him for that choice. It is a nice car, very desirable for a guy who doesn't have the range of motion in his arms to hoon a SHO around DC... hell I don't think anyone has reflexes fast enough to hoon a car in DC!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      @ alfietcr

      this is true....

      • 5 Years Ago
      I would be buying a Ford product now that GM is owned by the Government and the UAW, and Chrysler is bankrupt/emerging from bankruptcy. Although certainly a much better choice than the awful looking Escape, at the end of the day hybrids are realistically no cleaner and no more environmentally friendly than their gas only counterparts. Once these hybrids run their course, there will be piles of batteries in landfills causing even greater damage to the environment.
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