Why Politicians Should Not Weigh in On Cars

We shouldn't be surprised or shocked by this...so we won't be. Former Alaskan governor, former Vice-Presidential hopeful and self proclaimed "Mama Bear" Sarah Palin has taken to Facebook, blasting Tesla among other environmentally concious automakers for being losers, that are draining taxpayers dollars. Given Tesla CEO Elon Musk's penchant for the dramatic, this should get entertaining. Palin recently hopped on Facebook, and in the same medium that Jenna Marbles uses to talk about her stupid lapdogs, Palin fired off regarding Tesla, Fisker and GM: This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration's crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left's "losers." OK, so Fisker is definitely going the way of the buffalo (which I'm sure Palin's granddaddy helped hunt the last of), but General Motors has paid back its loans (as much as it hurts to concede that GM has done something right). Not only that, but Fisker has announced that it will be paying back its loans at an expedited rate. So, with Palin's little rant out of the way, it was time for Elon to fire back, and few are as incindiary or headline-grabbing as Musk. His response on twitter: Sarah Palin calls Tesla a loser. Am deeply wounded. Btw, Model S warranty does cover "bricking". Hmm, we expected more Musk, but when you're company is making one of the most talked-about cars in the world and you are going to pay back your loans early, you don't have much time to pay toward people who have fallen out of the political limelight, and are devoid of significance. It just speaks to how politicians, from both sides of the isle, weigh in on things that they have no idea how to legislate- mobile technology, in-car safety, and cars in general. The people who are making the laws and deciding opinion could not be more removed from the actual process...so why don't they stay out of it and let us, ahem, experts weigh in on such matters. Image Source: NY Daily News