Hillary Doesn’t Pump Her Own Gas!

The latest kerfuffle in the 2008 campaign is the shocking revelation that Hillary Clinton hasn’t pumped her own gas in years.

And here I thought that, when the Secret Service pulled up to the pump, she got out and filled ‘er up. And probably washed the windows and checked the oil. And the tire pressure. I mean, sure, that might compromise her security a little bit. And get her hands dirty. But that’s what all the Washington pols do, right?

That she can’t figure out the coffee machine is a little more amusing. Then again, I don’t drink much gas station cappuccino these days, either. And, honestly, there is enough variety in how drink dispensers work that it sometimes takes me a couple of minutes how to figure out how work a new one, too.

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  1. markm says:

    ….coffee problems too:

    Looks like it’s time to fire up the age ole’ question: Hillary, how much does a gallon of milk cost?

  2. rodney dill says:

    … and I bet Bill didn’t mow his own lawn at the Whitehouse or since.

  3. markm says:

    rodney, probably not. I hear he’s more into trimming bush…

  4. rodney dill says:


  5. DavidL says:

    As a rule, I hestitate to tell a person to drink. However,upon observing Mrs. Clinton’s attempt to emulate her perception of the blue-collar working class, I’d reccomend that she stick to doing boilermakers, shots and beer, rather than that complicated stuff like attempting to pump gas or operate a coffee vending machine.