Don’t you just hate sloppy interview editing? ““We’ll probably see the Volt as a political football through November, and then it’ll go away,” Lutz told POLITICO.”
The Chevy Volt — manufactured by bailout recipient General Motors, championed by President Barack Obama and touted as a solution to global warming.
No wonder it’s become an election-year punching bag for conservatives.
From Rush Limbaugh to Mitt Romney, critics on the right have tried to turn the electric-gasoline plug-in hybrid car into a synonym for Big Government overreach. Fox News business anchor Neil Cavuto recently called it a “Fred Flintstone car” and the “dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.”
“It’s going to lead to a lot of divorces,” Cavuto said, theorizing that spouses will fight over who forgot to charge their Volt overnight.
But the Volt also has passionate supporters who want the right to embrace it — starting with former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, who famously called global warming a “crock of sh—.”