The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dennis Hastert rides in hybrid-- until photo-op is over.

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has long been one of the most loathsome of Bush loyalists and a driving force for completely locking the minority party out of Congressional proceedings. Lately he's been actively trying to set up some sort of "investigation" into reports of price-gouging by big oil. Which means no Democrats, no sworn testimony, and no consequences.

But it's all about appearances with the neo-fascists, and as long as they can use propaganda to stay in power, they're completely satisfied. Exhibit 2,287:


House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a new [sic] conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2006 to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Hastert and other members of Congress drove off in the Hydrogen-Fueled cars only to switch to their official cars to drive back the few block back to the U.S. Capitol.

To be fair, this could actually be a photo of the sasquatch.