Secretary of Energy Stven Chu admitted this week that despite how hard his department was pushing people to buy the just-discontinued Chevy Volt, he himself did not buy one.
CONSISTENCY, LIKE PAYING TAXES, IS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Chu chooses a BMW over a Volt. “The big news yesterday was that Energy Secretary Steven Chu does not own a car. But his wife owns a 2002 BMW 325i, which gets 21 MPG, according to the Daily Caller. Why did Chu not get her to trade in the Beamer for a Chevy Volt? Also, as a Cabinet secretary, he gets a security detail that drives him around in an SUV, most likely a Cadillac Escalade. We can mince around with words over whether he owns a car or not, but he is not taking public transportation, walking or riding a bicycle to get everywhere.”Two notes: First, I suppose you could say that since Chu gets a federally-supplied and -driven SUV to get him around, he does in fact take public transporation, though naturally not the kind that is available to the 99 percent (make that the 99.9 percent).
And second - gosh this one really grates my cheese - a BMW automobile is called a "Bimmer," not "Beamer." In fact, nothing is called a "Beamer." BMW motorcycles are "Beemers," which sounds the same but is not spelled the same.