And when asked if he owned a Chevy Volt, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he didn't even own a car. At the moment.
This administration seems to have a very theoretical connection with reality.
If you've ever wondered what Government By Hippies might look like, now you know.What sort of American doesn't even own a car? If you are very poor, okay, that's unfortunate, but a Nobel Laureate who is Secretary of Energy doesn't own a car? Not because of poverty.
There are college students who don't own cars because they live on campus, or nearby, and don't particularly need the expense of maintenance, parking, and insurance. But that doesn't describe Chu.
There are people who because of either advanced age or serious disabilities do not own cars, because they can't safely drive them. But this does not seem to describe Secretary Chu.
There are people who live in extremely dense cities with good mass transportation systems, such as New York, who don't own a car, partly because parking is so expensive, and they aren't wealthy enough to own a car. But D.C. is not in that category, and neither is Secretary Chu.
I'm guessing that he is such a serious eco-nutcase that he does not own a car for that reason. (In this respect, he is certainly better than the Hollyweird eco-nutcases preaching the green gospel from their own personal jets.) But talk about out of touch with average Americans. No wonder he doesn't seem worried about rising gas prices.