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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #1
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Bush almost blew himself up! ;)

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Plug it in, fire it up, Mr. President
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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?"


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I just thought this was kind of funny. They might be over-reacting a bit, not sure, I don't own a hydrogen car...
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:19 AM   #2
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Error 404 on the article.

Something isn't adding up right though....how would an electrical cord near the hydrogen tank blow it up?

Maybe if you copied and pasted correctly I could've read all the details.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #3
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Error 404 on the article.

Something isn't adding up right though....how would an electrical cord near the hydrogen tank blow it up?

Maybe if you copied and pasted correctly I could've read all the details.
i pasted all there was about it.

here's a good link

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...704070338/1148
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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I'm still confused how you "plug" into Hydrogen.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #5
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I'm still confused how you "plug" into Hydrogen.
hes the president, he can do whatever the fawk he wants!@ :tonka:
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Old April 9th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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I'm still confused how you "plug" into Hydrogen.
maybe so he does not put the electric cord into where you fill the hydrogen, at a hydrogen station.

i know its a lot to think about for you, but take your time and you will understand.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #7
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maybe so he does not put the electric cord into where you fill the hydrogen, at a hydrogen station.

i know its a lot to think about for you, but take your time and you will understand.
My point is the article doesn't quite explain WTF they are talking about.
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My point is the article doesn't quite explain WTF they are talking about.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #9
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Old April 9th, 2007, 08:36 PM   #10
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hybrids don't need to be plugged in... thats what I don't get
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Old April 9th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #11
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hybrids don't need to be plugged in... thats what I don't get
hummmm... it's a "plug in" hybrid... thus the "plugging in"....
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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #12
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hummmm... it's a "plug in" hybrid... thus the "plugging in"....
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Old April 13th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #13
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I assure you no engineer is dumb enough to design a hydrogen "port" of any type to match a electrical extension cord plug, even if he does work for Ford.
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