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Old 09-15-2010, 11:00 AM
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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.
& people wonder why we can't take these folks seriously...
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& people wonder why we can't take these folks seriously...
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James Taylor sounds like a chronic whiner. Most high ranking government officials travel in these SUV's due to the security detail that follows them wherever the happen to be going. They're equipped with security features like bullet-proof glass, high tech communication equipment, special tires, armor plating, etc. Try packing all that into a Prius.
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James Taylor sounds like a chronic whiner. Most high ranking government officials travel in these SUV's due to the security detail that follows them wherever the happen to be going. They're equipped with security features like bullet-proof glass, high tech communication equipment, special tires, armor plating, etc. Try packing all that into a Prius.
If this were ONE SUV with the security precautions followed by a bunch of hybrids, you'd have a point...This was a FLEET...

Now please explain to me how Reid's aides, security detail, and the rest of his staff need bulletproof glass and other security measures...
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If this were ONE SUV with the security precautions followed by a bunch of hybrids, you'd have a point...This was a FLEET...

Now please explain to me how Reid's aides, security detail, and the rest of his staff need bulletproof glass and other security measures...
What fleet? I only saw 2 in the photo. Nothing like a little exaggeration to make a point.

I don't believe Reid's aides or his staff are the main concern of the security detail. As for what security measures are needed to protect Reid that should be left to the discretion of the Secret Service, not some obscure internet blogger with a hyper-partisan hair across his ass because a high ranking Democrat is being protected.

The vehicles themselves are bought as a fleet with the specific security features outlined in the contract. Being multi-purpose vehicles, today it might be Harry Reid, tomorrow Hillary Clinton, or a visiting head of state. They're the standard issue for security details from the SS motor pool.

As for why Reid's staff was riding with him it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that they might be going over last minute details with him before he spoke. Or maybe they took advantage of free parking.
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What fleet? I only saw 2 in the photo. Nothing like a little exaggeration to make a point.
Since when does a photo indicate what's NOT in it??????....

If I took a picture of ONE protester with a sign and said there were thousands in attendance, would you tell me I'm "exaggerating" and only one protester showed up because that's the proof I gave?...

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I don't believe Reid's aides or his staff are the main concern of the security detail. As for what security measures are needed to protect Reid that should be left to the discretion of the Secret Service, not some obscure internet blogger with a hyper-partisan hair across his ass because a high ranking Democrat is being protected.
I think the Average Joe is qualified enough too know that security measures for ONE person does not rquire MORE THAN ONE SUV...

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The vehicles themselves are bought as a fleet with the specific security features outlined in the contract. Being multi-purpose vehicles, today it might be Harry Reid, tomorrow Hillary Clinton, or a visiting head of state. They're the standard issue for security details from the SS motor pool.
So you're admitting that contracts are paid out by the same people that holler at everyone else for driving the same vehicles...Thanks...

I like how you said "SS motor pool"...so apropo...

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As for why Reid's staff was riding with him it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that they might be going over last minute details with him before he spoke. Or maybe they took advantage of free parking.
Once again...I can understand it if they were doing so in ONE SUV...

Are you admitting it's an impossibility to go over last minute details in a Non-SUV vehicle?...

And here's the more important part...What you're advocating is Reid's admission that people must change their ways (or be forced to by legislation) in order to save the planet...................

.....................but certain individuals are exempt...
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As for why Reid's staff was riding with him it doesn't seem unreasonable to think that they might be going over last minute details with him before he spoke. Or maybe they took advantage of free parking.
Oh, puh-leeeeze.....

And I suppose Al had to run around in his gas guzzling jets so he could discuss his speaches in private?

No, for some reason, I just don't think that's it....
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