Gauging Reaction

The right wingers are making a mockery of Barack Obama's suggestion that tuning up your car and keeping your tires inflated are a couple of ways to save fuel and thereby reduce our dependence on foreign oil. They're even going to the point of handing out tire gauges at campaign events as "Obama's energy policy."

Okay, I'm no political strategist, but I do know something about cars, and it's a perfectly normal piece of advice, along the lines of turning off a light when you leave the room.

I think it's the GOP that's running on a flat here.

By the way, as Steve Benen notes, there are some other crazy lefties who think tune-ups and proper tire inflation is a good idea, too: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, and those crazy tree-huggers over at NASCAR.

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