Labor Secretary buys Canadian built SUV

This is too delicious - and ignorant - not to blog about.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis junked her limo and bought a Chevy Equinox to ride around Washington in.

She was very pleased with herself, telling the Christian Science Monitor, "What better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go and purchase and seek how we could acquire a vehicle that would for me would send a signal that we're for supporting our American workers, American-made products, fuel efficient as well."

The only problem is that the SUV was built in Canada, by Canadian workers, using all Canadian parts:

To show her support for American workers, President Obama's labor secretary, Hilda Solis, has junked the standard black limo and purchased a new Chevrolet Equinox to ride around Washington in. The problem: the crossover SUV is built and assembled in Canada from parts also made in Canada.

Solis proudly arrived at a media breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor today in the shiny silver vehicle, which she has dubbed the "bullet."


Solis added that she was inspired to buy the Chevy because of the pride she saw in American auto workers during trips to U.S. car and truck plants. She said that she was wowed by "the pride that they take making our automobiles here in America."

The car is made at two Canadian plants and has been so popular that General Motors has been hiring more workers in Canada to keep up with demand.

Looks like Hilda shot herself in the foot with her "bullet."