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Harry Reid Arrives at Clean-Energy Summit . . . in a Fleet of Giant SUVs

Clean, green Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rolled up to the Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week . . . in a fleet of giant SUVs.

The Heartland Institute reports that, while the Senate Majority Hypocrite “and other high-profile environmental activists blasted carbon-based fuels at the Reid-sponsored summit, Reid and other bigwigs were caught on film driving to and from the summit in several SUVs.”

“I was absolutely astonished, not to mention appalled, that Harry Reid would retain a fleet of gas-guzzling SUVs so that he and a few aides would not have to walk the mere 100 yards to address environmental activists,” said Heartland Institute senior fellow James M. Taylor, who took the attached photo. “If greenhouse gas emissions are such a problem, you would think Reid might have actually made the short stroll through the parking lot, or at least retain Priuses rather than large SUVs for the summit,” said Taylor.

Reid’s arrogance is routine in Washington where pols ride in Secret Service–provided GMC Yukons and Chevy Suburbans while denouncing SUVs as wasteful transportation to the peasants.

Henry Payne — Henry Payne is the auto critic for the Detroit News.

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