Remember when the Bushies created massive tax breaks for SUV owners? If the vehicle was huge enough (over 60000 pounds--so it had to be a Land Cruiser, or Hummer, or something like that) you could deduct $75,000 from your taxes. In other words, the federal government was encouraging people to buy (and companies to produce) the biggest, 10-mile-per-gallon behemoths on the market. That was in 2003.
Now, of course, the Bushies are pointing the (middle) finger at the auto companies for having been too reliant on big SUVs.
Like I've said before, I'm gonna miss these people.