Monday, October 17, 2011
Government General Motors has apparently irritated the liberals -- its most important constituency -- with an ad aimed at college students, "Stop Pedaling, Start Driving"! The quotation from the outraged UCLA professor is good comic fun.
Well, it does show that GM is tone-deaf. Don't they know how self-righteous - no, I should more accurately say "that there is a core constituency of the self-righteous among the environmentalists?"
I think bicycling is fine transportation, and people who do that shouldn't be sneered at in a libertarian world. I don't think it does anything near the good it claims, and people who get caught up in the symbolism of it irritate me, but I think it's a fine way to travel or exercise. Trying the "chicks will dig you if you get a car, loser" advertising gambit is pretty lame. I'd ask for veto power over their advertising because their living on our money, but I know government-approved advertising would be far more offensive.
That professor was a hoot, though. Even with a prepared statement, he was only able to contain himself from knee-jerk sputtering for only a few sentences.