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Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells has gone where likely no other D.C. councilmember has gone before: the pages of American Hunter.
Wells’ decision to drive his wife’s Toyota Prius is the subject of a brief article in the November edition of the National Rifle Association’s magazine. Specifically, the magazine questions Wells’ judgment for not beefing up his ride from a city-friendly compact hybrid to an SUV after a rough encounter with wildlife. Last summer Wells totaled his wife’s Prius after he hit a deer while on vacation on Minnesota.
The full article, titled “What’s More ‘Green,’ a Prius or a Deer?” isn’t online, so LL will post it here until the NRA pries it from LL’s cold dead hand:
By saying he doesn’t own a car because autos are bad for the planet, Washington, D.C. Councilman Tommy Wells set himself up for this irony: It seems he was driving his wife’s Toyota Prius while on vacation in Minnesota when a deer ran in front of him. The little hybrid was thrashed, a complete loss, as the impact with the deer smashed in the auto’s radiator and windshield. The deer will prance no more. Wells returned to his bicycle in the nation’s capital. Though some might buy a bigger car — dare we say an SUV — after such a close call, Wells, whose slogan is “building a livable, walkable” District, said he isn’t going to purchase a bigger car for his wife, but he’ll likely resume driving it (after she buys a new one.)