Car Mag Tweaks Limbaugh: Driving, Oxycontin Don't Mix

'Motor Trend' picks Chevy Volt as car of year; Rush not pleased
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Car Mag Tweaks Limbaugh: Driving, Oxycontin Don't Mix
In this Jan 18, 2009, file photo, talk show host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, file)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh really, really hates the Chevy Volt, and when Motor Trend named it the 2011 car of the year, he railed against the magazine, asking "How in the world do they have any credibility?" Now a Motor Trend editor has fired back, ThinkProgress reports. “If you can stop shilling for your favorite political party long enough to go for a drive, you might really enjoy the Chevy Volt,” writes Todd Lassa. “Just remember: driving and Oxycontin don’t mix.”

Limbaugh complained that “not one has been sold”; Lassa noted that that’s because they’re “not on sale yet.” And it’s not a “tree hugging, Obama-supporting Government Motors” machine—it was actually conceived before the Dems took Congress in 2006. “Assuming you’ve been anywhere near” the car, writes Lassa, “could you even find your way to the front seat? Or are you happy attacking a car that you’ve never even seen in person?”
(Read more Chevrolet Volt stories.)

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