Dubya was at the White House last week, admiring a new hydrogen-electric car when he nearly blew himself up by trying put an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank. The Ford CEO saved the day when he stopped Dubya just in time.
When I first read the article, I was gratified because the prospect of President Cheney is even scarier than the VP of 24. However, the picture shows that Cheney was standing right NEXT to Dubya. Dubya almost offed himself and Cheney.
To think we were THAT close to a Pelosi presidency. From the article:
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?"
I've been thinking hard about buying a more environmentally benign auto when it gets time to replace the Ronmobile, but I'm not so sure about a hydrogen-electric plug-in. If its really that easy to blow the damn thing up, I may wait for something else - like the cars that run on french fry oil. I could simultaneously load up on fried food and help the environment.