A Joy Ride With Ralph Nader

The Mercedes Gelaendewagen is the fastest, most expensive and all-around most blazingest sport utility vehicle in the world, and when your faithful correspondent was recently offered the chance to drive one, he jumped at it. This is because your correspondent is most definitely not in league with the self-flagellating, I'm-perfectly-happy-with-my-Corolla-lying, NPR-pledge-week-donating S.U.V.-bashers who have made life unbearable, or at least mildly annoying, for the millions of red-blooded men who cruise the Main Streets of America in S.U.V.'s designed to ford wide rivers and haul sheep and goats.
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