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Thanks a lot, Alan!

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Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President

The Detroit News

Credit Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally with saving the leader of the free world from self-immolation.

Mulally told journalists at the New York auto show that he intervened to prevent President Bush from plugging an electrical cord into the hydrogen tank of Ford's hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid at the White House last week. Ford wanted to give the Commander-in-Chief an actual demonstration of the innovative vehicle, so the automaker arranged for an electrical outlet to be installed on the South Lawn and ran a charging cord to the hybrid. However, as Mulally followed Bush out to the car, he noticed someone had left the cord lying at the rear of the vehicle, near the fuel tank.

"I just thought, 'Oh my goodness!' So, I started walking faster, and the President walked faster and he got to the cord before I did. I violated all the protocols. I touched the President. I grabbed his arm and I moved him up to the front," Mulally said. "I wanted the president to make sure he plugged into the electricity, not into the hydrogen This is all off the record, right?"
Darwin would be rolling over in his grave right now. THIS is not the strongest and brightest of the bunch. Granted, i probably would not know the difference right off the bat either, but im not fuckin retarded enough to go plugging electrical cables into random components on a vehicle.
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well for one thing, its probably PAINFULLY obvious. how similar could a standard 3 prong power outlet and a hydrogen fill valve really look? i dont know. but even if they where the exact same thing, wouldn't you ask instead of simply assume you putting 110 in the right place?

i would. and im in IT. i got my hands in cabinets with 240 Amps running around.
DJ 9iron said:
:lol: In retrospect, yes/no he shouldn't have touched it. But damn, when you're the president you shouldn't have to really worry about blowing up the White House.... :D
ill agree with that 100%, but the last two terms have been..... an eye opener...

/if i say it any nicer i might spontaneously combust
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