He has to have one because that is the only way that he and the Obama administration could take credit for something that happened 4 years before Obama took office:
“I think we jump started the ability,” said LaHood. “When you see now a Lexus hybrid, no one would have ever predicted that 2 years ago. Every car manufacturer is getting into hybrid. I think we jump started those opportunities.”
Well aren’t these folks the cutting edge of innovation and paragons of vision…except for this:
It was widely reported that pre-orders for the Lexus RX 400h SUV were high, and the vehicle was widely available for sale in 2005. The company made its first hybrid sedan, the GS 450h, available in 2006.
President Obama signed the order for the federal government to raise fuel standards for cars and trucks in May 20, 2010.
Despite the fact that the RX 400h premiered in 2004, Obama administration Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed a different vision of history when he and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson were discussing vehicle fuel standards at the Aspen Ideas Festival on July 3.
No one would have predicted this 2 years ago, Ray? Really? Since it was already in existence, “predicting” it seems a little unnecessarily redundant, now doesn’t it?
LaHood is either a liar or a moron – not much of a choice.