UPDATE: White House: No more full-size vehicles unless essential Link added at end of this article
How are Americans supposed to react to lawmakers, when these same lawmakers don't do as they tell us to do? It would seem like their laws and suggestions would be recieved better if they themselves would "practice what they preach."
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is one that obviously does not "practice what they preach" because he will one time say 'Buy America' but turn around and tell a family member to 'buy a Japanese car?' How are we supposed to react to actions like this?
Now, I know that the president has to be protected at all times, so it is not expected of him to ride around in a 'fuel efficient' car, a car that would not be able to protect him in-case of an attack. But to go in front of a bunch of Americans who in some cases are unemployed or working at an underpaid job because of lack of good jobs and 'preach' that to deal with the high gas prices they need to trade in their 'big suvs.' But to allow his appointed Secretary of Transportation ride around in a behemoth of a vehicle to tell Americans he knows how to save money at the pumps - if they will listen to him - is a joke.
Yesterday, Ray LaHood tweeted "Helping Americans make better-informed car buying decisions saves families $$$ at the gas pump" but he rode to the 'unveiling of the new fuel economy labels' in his ride of choice - this 12-mpg Chevy Suburban SUV.