Two years after telling Detroit automakers to “get off your butt” and increase their vehicles’ fuel efficiency, Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger Thursday hailed the auto industry for making cars that will save us from climate change — as if they have a choice, thanks to California’s dictatorial mandates for auto fuel economy.
“It’s technology in the end that will save us all and help fight global warming,” the Green Governator told reporters on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. He was flanked by a fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles.
Funny. His gas-guzzling, earth-pawing, 500-hp, 19-mpg Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet was not among them. That’s the car the hybrid-hypocrite actually drives and was famously caught parking illegally just last week.
Arnold’s violation (he avoided any fines, natch) came just a month after his wife, Maria Shriver, was also caught parking illegally in a Santa Monica red zone just weeks after publicly apologizing for violating a state cell-phone ban championed by her husband. Mrs. Schwarzenegger’s “green” vehicle of choice? The giant, 16-mpg Cadillac Escalade SUV.
Like the Goracle, it seems the Schwarzeneggers are good at advocating laws and regulations that society must live by. Meanwhile, they put their butts anywhere they damn well please.