But the facts haven't stopped national embarrassment Newt Gingrich from mocking Obama about his statements. Today he produced this gem.
GINGRICH: Well, I got a very funny e-mail from a retired military officer in Tampa who pointed out that most tire inflation is done at service stations and you pay for it. And it’s actually a higher profit margin than selling gasoline. So Sen. Obama was urging you to go out and enrich Big Oil by inflating your tires instead of buying gas.
Um. No. Wait, can you hit yourself in the head with a shovel, Newt? I want to see if it makes a difference.
See, here's the deal. You fill up your tires for 75 cents. Then you get better gas mileage, probably saving 75 cents on the first tank. So, you use less gas and, therefore, end up giving less profit to gas companies. I know it's hard to understand, because you are a monkey. Just trust me on this one.