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War of the Words with Motor Trend vs. Rush Limbaugh

The Chevy Volt continues to engender strong debate about its selection as a Car of the Year by Motor Trend before it even goes on sale as witnessed by a war of the words with Motor Trend and Rush Limbaugh. We’ll leave it up to you to decide who’s right on this one. We just wanted to present snippets from both sides.

According to, Limbaugh kicked off things by saying, “Motor Trend magazine, that’s the end of them. How in the world do they have any credibility? Not one has been sold [and] the Volt is the Car of the Year.”

That caused Motor Trend to fire one back across Limbaugh’s bow with a not so subtle dig about his past addiction problems. “All the shouting from you or from electric car purists on the left can’t distort the fact that the Chevy Volt is, indeed, a technological breakthrough. And it’s more. It’s a technological breakthrough that many American families can use for gas-free daily commutes and well-planned vacation drives. If you can stop shilling for your favorite political party long enough to go for a drive, you might really enjoy the Chevy Volt. I’m sure GM would be happy to lend you one for the weekend. Just remember: driving and Oxycontin don’t mix.”

Where will it all end? It’s hard to say but let’s have have the last word this time: “Perhaps President Obama should hire whoever penned that Motor Trend column as his new speachwriter (sic).” By the way, Todd Lassa gets the credit for the blog.

On second thought, you can have the last word. Register below and post a comment. Who's right in this debate?

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Im loving that oxy comment!