Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ouch, babe

Larry King (Tuesday, August 18th, 2009): "We understand from our crack staff that you took advantage of the 'Cash for Clunkers' program. We understand you traded a 1991 Chevy Suburban for a 2009 Prius. True or false?"

Former Senator Bill Frist (R-TN): "You don't see a lot of Republicans driving a Prius. But I'm going to get 50 miles to the gallon. My 18-year-old Suburban is going to have that junk put in it which is going to kill it. So I'm very sad. But the taxpayer gave me $6,000 to do it and so I'm out there driving my Prius."

Former Governor Howard Dean (D-VT): "I'm about to do the same, but I'm going to get a Ford Escape because I like to buy American."

King: "Whoa."

Frist: "You got me there."