Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ford Maverick

A Ford Maverick in the color known as "Anti-Establish Mint"

Remember the Ford Maverick?


It was a forgettable car from the 1970s that sold well in its era, but never made it into the 1980s.

Trying to be "too cool for school,"the marketing geniuses at Ford sold the car (and no, we are not making this up) in the follow colors: Anti-Establish Mint, Hulla Blue, Original Cinnamon, Freudian Gilt, Thanks Vermillion, Black Jade, Champagne Gold, Gulfstream Aqua, Meadowlark Yellow, Brittany Blue, Lime Gold, Dresden Blue, Raven Black, Wimbledon White, and Candyapple Red.

Now, of course, the car is mostly found in one color: rust.

Since we have brought up the issue of "Maverick" and cars, let's look at the cars that the Presidential candidates drive.

Thankfully, Newsweek has already looked into it, and they report:

"After the fuss over the number of residences owned by the two presidential nominees, NEWSWEEK looked into the candidates' cars. And based on public vehicle-registration records, here's the score. John and Cindy McCain: 13. Barack and Michelle Obama: one."

And the one that the Obama family is driving is a hybrid Ford Escape.

McCain's fleet includes a 2004 Cadillac CTS, a 2005 Volkswagen convertible, a 2001 Honda sedan, a 2007 half-ton Ford pickup truck, a vintage 1960 Willys Jeep, a 2008 Jeep Wrangler, a 2000 Lincoln, a 2001 GMC SUV, three 2000 NEV Gem electric vehicles (bubble-shaped cars popular in retirement communities), and a Lexus.

As is only fitting with John McCain, there is even a flip-flop and a waffle in the deal:

One vehicle in the McCain fleet has caused a small flap. United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfinger, an Obama backer, accused McCain this month of 'flip-flopping' on who bought daughter Meghan's foreign-made Toyota Prius. McCain said last year that he bought it, but then told a Detroit TV station on Sept. 7 that Meghan 'bought it, I believe, herself.' (The McCain campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.)

Right. Say one thing, say another, and then bunker when the world figures out you are either a liar or (to be more charitable) perhaps have Alzheimer's.

Welcome to the McReality of asking John McCain a simple McQuestion.

1 comment:

kabbage said...

I took my original driver's license test in a 4-door Maverick (radical color of white). I figured I had a better shot at the 3-point turn in the Maverick than in the '71 Ford LTD wagon.

Car color names are still silly. My Honda Element's color is "Shoreline Mist" which is best described as "metallic taupe."

McCain & Palin will be silly when they lose the election. Until then, they are a bit dangerous.