We love experts, especially those with the guts to go on television. We also love seeing how they respond to the "tough questions" asked of them by reporters. Like, um, "Name a fuel-saving American car that you'd want to buy." When Chris Matthews from Hardball asked Robert Reich that exact question, his answer leaves us a bit speechless. Well, it left Reich speechless too. "Uh, let me think about that for a moment... uh, I like Fords." Great! Which one in particular? "Let me be honest... I drive a Mini Cooper." Well, that's fine. What exactly does that have to do with the question. Later in the interview, Matthews mentions the upcoming Ford Volt. Yeah, we're looking forward to that one too.

Let's help poor Mr. Reich pick a good American fuel-saver... we'll use his favorite manufacturer, Ford. How about the Focus? Plenty of people seem to like it and it gets pretty good fuel economy. Not your cup of tea? Try the Escape hybrid, which manages to eke more miles per gallon of fuel than any other utility vehicle on the market. If you can wait a few months, the new 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid will hit the market and we have very high expectations for that midsized sedan. Click here to watch the video with Matthews and Reich. Their eyes aren't closed the entire time, we promise.

[Source: Hardball via Jalopnik]