Saturday, April 07, 2007

I declare shennanigans

Bull. B-U-L-L. From The Detroit News:
Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.

Mulally told journalists at the New York auto show that he intervened to prevent President Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of Ford's hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid at the White House last week. Ford wanted to give the Commander-in-Chief an actual demonstration of the innovative vehicle, so the automaker arranged for an electrical outlet to be installed on the South Lawn and ran a charging cord to the hybrid. However, as Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.

"I just thought, 'Oh my goodness!' So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front," Mulally said. "I wanted the president to make sure he plugged into the electricity, not into the hydrogen This is all off the record, right?"

Let me start by saying this. If Ford has a hydrogen-electric car that you can accidentally blow up just by putting the plug in the wrong spot, then it is safe to say it is the next Pinto and it is going to be the last car the Ford Motor Company ever makes. Also, if this is the case, than it is Mulally and the Ford Motor company that are stupid, not the President. Second, while this story is obviously exagerated or false, that won't stop it from being enshrined in the left's "Bush is stupid" myth hall of fame. All it takes is enough morons on the left to bite on a story like this for it to be enshrined.

As it turns out, it is Mulally who is full of crap.

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