Well, now we know that Hillary Clinton is no Joe Biden. The former former Secretary of State, first lady, U.S. Senator and probable contender for the presidency in 2016 revealed in an interview that she has not driven a car since 1996.
Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association in New Orleans, The Detroit News reports that it's been nearly 20 years since Clinton's been behind the wheel of any car. Forget Benghazi, let's talk cars. Is this really a person we want with her finger on the button?
In Clinton's defense, it's not really her fault she can't drive anymore. It's a security policy mandated by the Secret Service, and Biden, a bonafide gearhead, has expressed his displeasure over the same problem.
"One of the regrets I have about my public life is that I can't drive anymore," she said, noting the last time she drove a car was 1996. "I remember it very well. Unfortunately, so does the Secret Service, which is why I haven't driven since then."
It almost makes it not worth it to be in the White House if you can't drive again. At least, that's how I look at it.
During her speech Clinton went into her own car history. She said her dad was a dedicated American luxobarge buyer, reliably going after "those old Lincoln Continentals and the big Cadillacs from the '40s and the '50s."
As for her, her first ride was a '63 Olds Cutlass she bought for a few hundred dollars to get around law school at Yale, which later fell apart. She also later owned a yellow Fiat which was put out of commission after someone stole it, used it in a robbery and crashed it in a high-speed chase. Holy shit.
Clinton also took a few jabs at the cars owned by her husband at various points:
She said in 1974, Bill Clinton — then, not yet her husband — drove a 1970 burnt-orange Opel station wagon.
"With all due respect, one of the ugliest cars ever built," she said.
Clinton said Bill then bought a Chevrolet El Camino pickup — with the trunk bed filled with Astroturf, which Bill "absolutely loved."
Emphasis mine. I know what you're thinking, and I'm thinking the exact same thing.
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