is why John McCain is so gung-ho for better automotive batteries
. According to a fluffy piece of reporting by Newsweek
, the McCain family owns three GEM electric vehicles
. Newsweek wanted to find out how many cars each of the two major party presidential candidates owns, and found out that McCain has 13 and Obama just one. As we know, that one vehicle is the 2008 Ford Escape hybrid
he traded for his Hemi last year.
Aside from the NEVs, the McCains also have the Prius
his daughter drives (whoops
) and a 2004 Cadillac
STC, a 2005 Volkswagen
convertible, a Lexus
, a 2001 Honda
sedan, a 2007 half-ton Ford
pickup truck, two Jeeps
, a 2000 Lincoln
, and a 2001 GMC
SUV. Note how Newsweek explains to America what the GEMs are: "bubble-shaped cars popular in retirement communities." So true.