Arianna Huffington Enables Terrorism

Well not really, but it is amusing to learn that Arianna was picked up in a Chevy Suburban when attending the Sierra Club’s national summit in San Francisco. Normally, I wouldn’t post a title like this to a post, but hey…Arianna started it[/end playground mode]. Here is her post on why she drives a Toyota Prius. And lets not forget that according the Arianna, SUV drivers indirectly support terrorism. I love it when a sanctimonous air head like Arianna Huffington gets caught being a hypocritical jackass.

Oh and check out Mr. KABC.

FILED UNDER: National Security, Terrorism, US Politics
Steve Verdon
About Steve Verdon
Steve has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended graduate school at The George Washington University, leaving school shortly before staring work on his dissertation when his first child was born. He works in the energy industry and prior to that worked at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Division of Price Index and Number Research. He joined the staff at OTB in November 2004.

Comments

  1. odograph says:

    That is kinda funny. I wouldn’t mind if Arianna had to answer this.

    For what it’s worth though, I drive a Prius (and even ride bikes, a more fringe behavior) .. but I will happily accept rides in my mother’s Expedition. It’s one thing after all, to understand the relationship between oil consumption and national security, and another to be a ungracious bore.

  2. dougfromupland says:

    Mr. KABC has been all over this story. He shared two emails with Roy Sekoff, editor of the HUFFINGTON POST, trying to get Arianna to come on the air. His last email said that she “has nothing to add.” Arianna just wants this to go away. Sorry, Arianna, get rid of your 9,000 sq ft energy-wasting house, give all the Huffington oil money to green causes, then you will be taken seriously and it will go away.

    It was fortunate that I was able to borrow a camera in time to get the photo. Too bad I couldn’t have caught Algore leaving in his planet-killing CADILLAC ESCALADE. Liberal elitists. Ya gotta luv em.

  3. Anderson says:

    I’m confused. Why does it make me a hypocrite if somebody else picks me up in their SUV?

    Because I don’t drive an SUV, am I supposed to refuse to ride in anyone else’s?

  4. odograph says:

    Re. How many? FWIW I used to go to a Sierra Club conditioning hike. It was fun, almost a trail-run. Being kind of a car guy I noticed that their cars averaged pretty small. I wasn’t sure if they were looking askanse at my then-cars (Honda S2000, Subaru WRX Wagon), or maybe they just wanted one. Those cars aren’t total gas hogs, just semi.

    I’m really surprised at how happy I am with my Prius, but I get more of my speed fix/outlet on mountain bikes now. That’s much better for strength and cardio health that just buying gas ;-).

  5. Steve Verdon says:

    I’m confused. Why does it make me a hypocrite if somebody else picks me up in their SUV?

    Public transportation? Walking? A taxi that is more fuel efficient? A rental car that is more fuel efficient? The options are pretty good, yet she hopped in the car that sucks up quite a bit of gasoline. How many terrorists are going to get a scholarship to the Bil Laden School of Terrorism due to Arianna being a pig at the trough?

    Because I don’t drive an SUV, am I supposed to refuse to ride in anyone else’s?

    Call me whacky, but I think it would be consistent, and given the plethora of alternatives to driving in the gas guzzler, I think it is pretty damning myself.

  6. dougfromupland says:

    Anderson – if you got in the vehicle, it would not be a big deal. You didn’t do “The Detroit Project.” You are not the media whore bashing SUVs at every opportunity. You didn’t make a public display of giving up your Lincoln Navigator for a Prius. You weren’t the keynote speaker at the premiere showcase Sierra Club event.

    And she even got back into the vehicle for the ride back to the airport. You mean the big mouth hag was suddenly shy about demanding that they have a different vehicle to take her back?

    This was not a group of 7 people being picked up at the airport. It was merely one hypocritical windbag. And she got caught.

  7. odograph says:

    Now you guys (last two posts) are just making yourselves look silly.

    It was funny, ok, but when you try to make it look “important” you start to look like the tinfoil hat crowd.

  8. Anderson says:

    Well, if Huffington *had* demanded a different vehicle, or refused to ride in it in the first place, y’all would be posting on what a rude bitch she is.

    Don’t hold any brief for her, don’t read her blog, & don’t understand the desperate need to take cheap shots at her. Oh well.

  9. DL says:

    You can never nail a liberal for hypocrisy for three reasons.

    1. Their truth is living and flexible, not rigid and old fashioned like conservative’s truth!

    2.They are perfect, hence, never wrong, hence incapable of embarassment!

    3.With liberals, it’s always about their intentions – in this case they didn’t intent to get caught!

  10. Steve Verdon says:

    It was funny, ok, but when you try to make it look “important” you start to look like the tinfoil hat crowd.

    You misunderstand, I don’t think it is important, just as I didn’t think her Detroit Project or whatever it was, was important. I do think it is hypocritcal and quite amusing. Running her hypocrisy up the flag pole for all to see is just icing on the cake. Sorry if the sarcasm wasn’t readily obvious in the regards to the Bin Laden School of Terrorism. Consider this post “fluff blogging”.

    Well, if Huffington had demanded a different vehicle, or refused to ride in it in the first place, y’all would be posting on what a rude bitch she is.

    Anderson, you just proved DL correct.

    P.S. Odograph,

    If you’ll look, you’ll see I’m using some of Arianna’s pet phrases–e.g. “pigs at the trough”.

  11. Cricket says:

    I’ll tell you why it makes you a hypocrite: Because as you write and preach, so should you live.
    I detest these idiots who want to legislate my choices or regulate my ability to use something, when they don’t follow the rules themselves.
    THAT is what makes you a hypocrite. You preach it, you live it. TOTALLY.

    I speak from experience, as I have a sister who is a member of the Sierra Club and Greepeace, and been lectured extensively on my environmental sins of commission, only to find out she has committed the same or worse.