Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting eight miles a gallon — (laughter) — you may have a big family, but it’s probably not that big. How many you have? Ten kids, you say? Ten kids? (Laughter.) Well, you definitely need a hybrid van then. (Laughter.)
What Obama is suggesting is that all contractors who keep their equipment in the back of their vans, all business owners who drive full-size trucks, all moms of more than 2 kids should trade in their vehicles for sub-compact cars. It doesn't matter that they wouldn't be able to fit all their supplies in a Chevy Volt and it is illegal for me to cart around my family in anything smaller than a E350 (well, there was that one trip from Union Station in DC up to Capitol Hill in a Prius, but I had to shove everyone's head down so we wouldn't be arrested).
I particularly liked this comment someone posted on Michelle Malkin:
Only in Obamaland does it make economic sense to buy a $40,000 car to save $30 a week on gas.