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JESUS DIDN'T DRIVE A CAMEL

Did you catch the story last week that some of the nation's top religious leaders met with high-ranking executives from the auto industry, including Ford Motor Co. Chairman William Clay Ford Jr., to discuss their push for fuel economy?

They dubbed their campaign: "What Would Jesus Drive?"

The answer is obvious: a donkey.

Camels were the SUVs of Biblical times -- big, ugly, eating too much, and fouling the streets of Jerusalem with too much "exhaust" pollution.

On Palm Sunday, Jesus tooled into town on a donkey -- small, cute, efficient.

"I think the faith organizations are trying to put the fear of God in the auto companies, and I wish them well," said Dan Becker, director of the Sierra Club's global warming and energy programs.

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