I've always had a tire gauge in my car, way before Barack Obama made it a symbol of how we can reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
We're so close – the tire gauge and me – I've been able to channel its thoughts about the recent attempt by John McCain and his Republican know-nothings to belittle the importance of keeping tires properly inflated.
"Obama's right!" My tire gauge has a high squeaky voice befitting its slim stature. But I can make out these words just fine.
It's a fact: proper tire pressure on the nation's cars would have much more of an impact than offshore oil drilling. McCain surely knows this. He's just playing political games, per usual.
Well, McCain needs to watch out. Proper tire pressure is a NASCAR thing, and no Republican wants to be on the wrong side of NASCAR voters.