The Republican Party and President Obama have made the Chevy Volt into something of a political football. Lost in the rhetoric is the fact that the Republicans themselves helped promote the Volt before Obama ever even sat down in the Oval Office. Former President
George W. Bush George H.W. Bush, who hails from oil-rich Texas, is a huge propoent of green energy and fuel efficiency…and the Chevy Volt, as it turns out.
The Former Commander in Chief just bought a brand new Chevy Volt for his son Neil’s birthday. That’s a hell of a birthday present, and GM sure seems happy to point out that the oil-rich Bush has hopped on the Volt-praise bandwagon. It was his son, George W. Bush, who implemented the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles, and the former President also lives on an off-the-grid green ranch.
It’s too bad Bush wasn’t all about green energy when he was in office in the early 90’s. However, his son George W. has come out in staunch support for the bailouts of the American auto industry. For most people, it is probably too little, too late, though if you ask me, George W. had more in common with Obama than he does with the current crop of GOP nominees. Just sayin’.