Congressional Leaders in Search of Armored Hybrid

Posted on May 4, 2006

A Raw Story article says the AP photographed Dennis Hastert (R-IL), the Speaker of the House, swapping his hydrogen hybrid for a black SUV right after a photo op. This sounds pretty hilarious.

The Raw Story says, "After the conference, which addressed high gas prices, Hastert and other Congressmen had been carted away in fuel saving and alternatively powered automobiles. Just blocks away from the scene, Hastert was photographed ditching his in favor of his usual official car."

However, Hastert may very well have a a good excuse for ditching the hybrid. The Raw Story writes that security requires congressional leaders to drive armored vehicles. The Raw Story says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been searching but has not been able to find an armored hybrid.

Security does need to be a priority over emissions. Surely there is a hybrid vehicle manufacturer out there that could provide an armored hybrid for these two lawmakers?
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