June 09, 2004

That's Funny, I Think the Same Thing About Green Party Members

Freedom is a foreign concept to the French (no pun intended):

Bulky four-by-fours could be banned from clogging up the chic streets of Paris after a top official in the capital's left-wing government described them as a polluting "caricature of a car" unsuited to city life.

An anti-sports utility vehicle (SUV) resolution passed by the city council could lead to a ban on the popular vehicles in about 18 months if it is included in an overall project to improve traffic flow in the city, Deputy Mayor Denis Baupin said Wednesday.

"You have to wonder why people want to drive around in SUVs," Baupin, a Greens party member, said on Europe 1 radio.

"We have no interest in having SUVs in the city. They're dangerous to others and take up too much space."

Posted by Charles Austin at June 9, 2004 02:18 PM

And what's worse, the teensy tin things that used to have such a devastating effect upon people and other vehicles when crashed at full speed during the standard "crazed weasel" French driving style have little to no effect upon SUVs. Imagine the effect upon French morale when they see one of their three-cylinder wonders turned into a crumpled ball of tinfoil all for nothing! Equilibrium must be maintained.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 12:53 AM