Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Does Tyana Kelley Think Gov. Gregoire is Insensitive?

Democratic 9th Legislative District State Representative candidate Tyana Kelley wrote on her blog:
The Republican candidates were out in force at both parades. Each candidate had their own vehicle: either a gas-guzzling truck, or car with an equally big engine. In Albion we were put in the line to walk right in between all these vehicles. It was a bit intimidating. My opponent, Joe Schmick, had the biggest truck, a Ford F-350. With gas at $4.50/gallon, it seemed a bit insensitive.

I wonder what Tyana thought of Governor Gregoire's Lentil Festival Grand Parade ride, a Ford Mustang convertible (EPA estimated gas mileage 15 MPG city/23 MPG highway with 4.6L engine and manual transmission)? I think that counts as a "gas guzzling car with an equally big engine."

I seriously doubt the Governor has had to gas up since she signed the 9.5 cent gas tax hike into law 3 years ago. She doesn't feel the same pain at the pump that Washington's working families do.


Satanic Mechanic said...

To add insult to injury... Joe's F-350 pickup has better mpg than that Mustang. I know Joe has a diesel model, I have seen it, so it is running anywhere from 18 mpg - 26 mpg. So Joe is more efficient than Commissar Gregoire. Also Gregoire is usually driven around in a black SUV, not very green of her. Once again Joe is more efficient and that must be driving Tyrana crazy.

April E. Coggins said...

Christine and Tyana are too busy "caring" about the world to notice the little people. Besides, their cause doesn't match with their purse.