gem-electric.jpgAccording to Newsweek, the tale of the tape:

The McCains’ cars include a 2004 Cadillac CT, a 2005 Volkswagon convertible, a 2001 Honda sedan, a 2007 half-ton Ford pickup, a vintage 1960 Willys Jeep, a 2008 Jeep Wrangler, a 2000 Lincoln, a 2001 GMC SUV and three 2000 NEV Gem electric vehicles. . . sorta like golf carts, of the sort popular in retirement communities.

The Obamas own one 2008 Ford Escape hybrid.

No word yet on whether McCain lets Grampa Fred Thompson join him on the Gem for a rowdy jaunt.

Bet they’ll love that Honda in Michigan. . .



Pachacutec did not, as is commonly believed, die in 1471. To escape the tragic sight of his successors screwing up the Inca Empire he’d built, he fled east into the Amazon rain forest, where he began chewing lots of funky roots to get higher than Hunter Thompson ever dared. Oddly, these roots gave him not only a killer buzz, but also prolonged his life beyond what any other mortal has known, excluding Novakula. Whatever his doubts of the utility of living long enough to see old friends pop up in museums as mummies, or witness the bizarrely compelling spectacle of Katherine Harris, he’s learned a thing or two along the way. For one thing, he’s learned the importance of not letting morons run a country, having watched the Inca Empire suffer many civil wars requiring the eventual ruler to gain support from the priests and the national military. He now works during fleeting sober moments to build a vibrant progressive movement sufficiently strong and sustainable to drive a pointed stake through the heart of American “conservatism” forever. He enjoys a gay marriage, classic jazz and roots for the New York Mets.