News, but not the serious kind
Look who’s in the driver’s seat…
Blog Guy, you know what I always wonder about world leaders? They must forget how to drive, what with being driven everywhere, huh?
Nah, most of them drive more than you would think, especially these days, when money is tight.
Look, here’s a shot of President Barack Obama from last week, driving himself to some meeting in Virginia.
Driving himself? The president? Who’s the woman with him?
She must be a hitchhiker he picked up so he could use the High Occupancy Vehicles lane and she could chip in for gas.
And Obama isn’t the only one driving. Look here, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev carpools to work with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
Oh look, it’s Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez taking Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s limo out for a spin…
I’m gonna stop you right there, Blog Guy. The shot of Gaddafi and Chavez is a dead giveaway. Everybody who reads your blog knows it’s one of your all-time favorite goofy photos, which you use whenever you can.
Plus, if you look at the actual Obama caption, you’ll see he’s just driving a car off the assembly line at a General Motors Auto Plant in Michigan.
Oh, right, that’s what I meant to say. The truth is, the president showed up at the Michigan factory trying to drive off in a free car. It’s sad, isn’t it?
It sure is. Did it work?
It would have worked, if he had known how to drive a stick…
U.S. President Barack Obama sits next to plant manager Teri Quigley as he drives a Volt car off the assembly line at a General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, July 30, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev (R) gets into a Russian Pobeda (Victory) car with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Moscow, December 31, 2009. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez (R) drives Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s limousine as they arrive at an event in Margarita Island, Venezuela, September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout