Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh to take Jay Leno's 'Green Car Challenge'
Posted on 09/19/2009 4:38:49 AM PDT by iowamark
America, are you ready for Rush Limbaugh in an electric car?
The conservative talk show host has agreed to take Jay Leno's "Green Car Challenge."
In the segment airing next Thursday on NBC's "Jay Leno Show," Limbaugh will race an electric Ford Focus around a custom-built track beside Leno's studio, the show's representative confirmed.
The "Green Car Challenge" segment makes its debut on the primetime show tomorrow night. Celebrities who participate drive two times around the twisty track, which takes a little less than a minute to complete.
By the time Rush gets behind the wheel of the zero-emission vehicle, Bob Costas, Al Michaels and Drew Barrymore will have set times to beat.
Limbaugh is not a fan of hybrid and electric cars. Last March he criticized such vehicles -- including Ford's.
"Nobody's buying 'em. Nobody wants them. The manufacturers are making them in droves to satisfy Obama. ... People are going to buy [hybrids] because Obama's going to see to it the price [of gas] gets back up to four bucks, since that is the tipping point Ford and Toyota are manufacturing all kinds of new hybrids to keep politicians happy. Politics. You want to know what killed the auto industry? Politics.
Leno has been interested in getting more newsmakers on his new program than on "The Tonight Show." On his second night he welcomed Michael Moore into the studio.
The advertiser-friendly "Green Car Challenges" allows NBC to work product sponsorship into the program, though some critics have wondered whether the segment will also be entertaining.
Smokey Robinson will be the musical guest.
They must be buds.
I mean for Rush to help Jay's show. It is almost like Rush joining the 'other side'. It is almost as big as Dylan selling out...
Here’s my “Green Car Challenge” for Leno (and Gore and a whole bunch of other celebrities that like to tell the Little People what they should drive). Let’s see him drive 500 miles on a normal road full of normal cars in a little green econobox. When he’s done, let’s see what his gas mileage was.
Leno needs to create an audience and by having El Rushbo on will surely create that audience. I noticed that his ratings tanked when he had that fat POS Moore on last week. I suspect the track is completely round so the libs can stay on the track without fear of running into the left wall.
Smokey Robinson will be the musical guest.I love Smokey and his music, but they better make sure he's sober first.
A few years back my wife & an old GF from HS of hers went to his concert, he was smashed and talked more than he sang.
Top Gear does it better.
Sorry Rush, some of us do like gasoline-electric hybrids. I have one - a 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid. It’s the best car I’ve ever owned.
With all his 'Classic Cars' (major gas guzzlers) and Harleys his 'carbon footprint' is the size of Montana.
To be fair to Leno, is he pushing for everyone to drive these types of cars or is he just genuinely pushing this type of challenge?
To be fair to Leno, is he pushing for everyone to drive these types of cars or is he just genuinely pushing this type of challenge?Don't know, don't watch him and don't care. As long as he has that stable of cars & Harleys, he should STFU on 'green anything'.
The climate control (HVAC) required just for his 'garage' is enough for a cul-de-sac of houses (about 20).
Is Jay going to scrap the hundreds and hundreds of fuel guzzling classic cars and machinery he has amassed? The guy has a jet powered motorcycle for Gosh sakes!
On his first show, one of his monologue jokes was: “While we were off, the government started this program to give people money for their old cars..... I made 5 billion dollars. “
I was driving down I-696 here in the detroit area ( otherwise known as the autobahn) and pulled up next to a smart car, in the center lane, going about 60...the rest of the freeway is going between 75 and 90 mph...i was in my gas guzzlin, pollution spewin, ozone depletin suv...that thing would be no more than a speed bump..driving these little cars on major freeways during rush hour is an invitation to death
and Stevie Wonder taking the driving test on Monday's show.
Rush will boost Leno’s ratings but this appearance doesn’t do Rush any harm. He looks good on a TV screen and people who normally known nothing about him (except what Brooks and Gergen, et al tell them) will get to see Rush and hear Rush for themselves.
Rush says he wouldn’t buy one - has he ever driven one? It’s been a few years since I listened to Rush regularly - I prefer to listen to Dennis Prager who broadcasts at the same time.
“By the time Rush gets behind the wheel of the zero-emission vehicle...”
For the n-millionth time, it’s not a freakin “zero-emmision vehicle” (unless it’s emitting Obama’s) - you’re getting emissions, they’re just coming from whereever the hell you’re making the electricity.
If all the juice is coming from nukes or hydro, okay - you can make a case for zero emissions. But the way the electric grid works, most of that electricity is being generated by burning coal, and with the power losses on transmission, and the effeciency of motors that turn electricity to power, I’d really be curious how much (if any) emissions are even diminished.
I wouldn’t watch this show even if Rush Limbaugh was on as a guest. Now, I *might* watch it if he were a guest host.
Jay Leno seems like a nice guy, but he is a lib, and uses his guest selections and content to push liberalism. I don’t know if I have ever watched a whole show.