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

(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?”

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)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is behind the wheel with Joel Ewanick, General Motors Co. vice president for U.S. Marketing, in the Chevy Volt, Nov. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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All the shouting from you or from electric car purists on the left can’t distort the fact that the Chevy Volt is, indeed, a technological breakthrough. - Todd Lassa

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