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


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

And those eagles? Made in China.

Karl Rove gets a good-natured ribbing as he prepares to leave the White House:

White House pranksters wrapped Rove's Jaguar in plastic wrap on the private driveway next to the West Wing.

Rove's car is easily recognizable because of its "I love Barack Obama'' bumper sticker and the twin stuffed-animal eagles on the trunk.

Oh, and there's a stuffed-animal elephant on the hood.

Ahhh, a little light-hearted fun. That's nice. But, cynical guy that I am, something else in the article stood out. Jaguar? Jaguar. Why would a dedicated patriot, booster of the American economy, and top-level government official be driving an imported sports car to his White House job every day?

(Thanks to Mil Apodos for the link.)