What does Rush Limbaugh drive?


At a briefing today to discuss the administration’s efforts to rescue the auto industry, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs took on conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh—and every other critic “sitting in the cheap seats” –for criticizing the rescue of General Motors and Chrysler as a “government takeover” that smacks of socialism.

Told by a reporter that “You had Rush Limbaugh today — today or yesterday — talking Obama Motors again,” Gibbs, who doesn’t often provide free advertising by taking on his critics by name from the podium, let fire.

“Look, Rush Limbaugh and others wanted to walk away. Rush Limbaugh and others saw a million people that worked at these factories, that worked at these parts suppliers, that had — that supported communities, and thought we should all just walk away. The president didn’t think that walking away from a million jobs in these communities made a lot of economic sense,” Gibbs said.


Finally, he wrapped it up: “And then you should ask Mr. Limbaugh — I don’t know what kind of car he drives, but I bet it’s not an F-150.”

The F-150 truck, we should note, is made by Ford, which didn’t get federal rescue funds.

Rush drives a Maybach 57-S which sells for roughly $500,000. It probably does not get as good a mileage as a Ford F-150 but then Rush does not have to worry about sticker shock at the gas pump.

I drive a 2009 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew and really love it. On a recent trip to Arkansas it got 21 mpg. I can remember when compact cars did not do that well. Its six speed transmission also delivers kick ass performance. And, it was built without bail out dollars.


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