With great ceremony, clownmaster Dennis Hastert and fellow Republicans arrived at a Washington, D.C., gas station for a press briefing this week on how Congress is going to deal [sic] with high gas prices in a hydrogen-fueled hybrid. Afterwards, they drove a few blocks and then bundled into Hastert's big SUV for the ride back to the Capitol.
It should be noted that hypocrisy is a bipartisan dish at the Congressional cafeteria. Most legislators drive gas guzzlers, the 14 mpg Chevy Suburban being the favorite, and apparently only Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana drives a hybrid, a 60 mpg Toyota Prius.
Hastert, it seems, has become as big as a Prius. Must be all that pork.