Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hillary at the pumps

Transparent PR stunt? Of course. But if John McCain can do a photo-op in Selma, Hillary Clinton can go to a gas station:
The Democratic presidential candidate and sheet metal worker Jason Wilfing, 33, pulled into the station in a large white Ford 250 pickup truck, Clinton riding shotgun. Never mind that it wasn't even Wilfing's truck — he had borrowed his boss's larger vehicle to accommodate Clinton's security agent and personal assistant, who rode in the back. . . .
Wilfing chose regular unleaded gasoline, and began filling the tank. The two engaged in chit chat, with New York senator mentioning her proposal for a temporary gas tax holiday to ease the price pinch on consumers.
The tank filled, Clinton looked at the price recorded at the pump and shook her head.
"Sixty-three dollars," she said. "For just about half a tank."
Shutters clicked, cameras whirred. Point made.
Next up: Hillary travels to the mountains of West Virginia, where she will listen as a moonshiner complains about rising corn prices.

VIDEO BONUS: Via Hot Air, Hillary attempts to figure out the coffee machine at the gas station:

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