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Posted on 09/26/2006 7:33:40 AM PDT by SmithL
Schwarzenegger, who is expected to sign the legislation on Wednesday at a ceremony in San Francisco, typically is escorted by the California Highway Patrol's security detail in a massive 2005 Ford Excursion that gets less than 11 miles per gallon, according to an evaluation by Consumerguide.com.
The global warming bill's co-author, Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, D-Los Angeles, travels in a state-leased 2003 Ford Explorer that gets about 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Two other lawmakers who voted for the legislation, Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, and Assemblywoman Rebecca Cohn, D-Saratoga, drive Jeep Grand Cherokees, which the U.S. Department of Energy has noted is the least fuel-efficient SUV in its class at 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
While some lawmakers have been slow to give up their roomy SUVs, the overall fuel efficiency of the fleet of cars driven by the Legislature has improved over the past five years, mainly because 27 out of the state's 120 lawmakers have switched to hybrids. For example, Assemblywoman Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills (Los Angeles County), co-author of this year's global warming bill, drives a Toyota Prius that gets 60 mpg in the city and 51 mpg on the highway.
But not everyone is on the path of driving fuel-efficient vehicles.
In the Senate, Dean Florez, D-Shafter (Kern County), whose district has some of the worst air quality in the country, drives a GMC Yukon Denali, which gets 12 mpg...
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The whole purpose of government is to take your money and tell you what to do. Practicing what they preach never even crosses their arrogant little minds.
By associating gas mileage with global warming, these libs have proved the auto makers argument in this case to be true. Nitwits!
Have you noticed the number of small cars on the freeway these days?
Or, maybe not. Oh, one of my favorite sayings is from Emerson: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Seems to fit square on here.
They need to drive Scion boxes, bugs and tCs.....
Are you trying to say that J Forbes and the Breck Girl never took delivery of their Hybrid SUVs like they claimed?
I remember Kerry denying that "he" owned an SUV. Of course, it turned out that there was a family SUV and I believe private jet and other fuel feeding machines. I don't remember much about the Breck girl, he was entirely forgetable.
YES. HE SHOULD VETO IT!
CA: ALL ELECTED GOP LEGISLATORS OPPOSE AB 32 - Will Hurt Economy, Increase Taxes
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Posted on 09/26/2006 9:51:48 AM PDT by calcowgirl
J Forbes claimed that both he and the breck girl had gotten onto the list to get the first Ford Escape Hybrids.
I don't know why people persist in omitting the two first words when they quote that particular Emerson bit. I've noticed that for years now.
Sorta like the way they drop "The love of" before "Money is the root of all evil."
Emerson has a bunch of great quotes. One of my social studies teachers in high school asked us to name the brightest person in American history. He said the answer was ol' Ralph Waldo, which took us all by surprise, but I can't say I disagree all these years later.
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