Charles Lane

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Until today, my favorite critics of hybrid cars were pundits. In particular, I like The Detroit News’s Henry Payne, who posts frequently about the futility of government trying to incent Americans to buy cars that they don’t want to buy (see here or here), and I also like the Washington Post’s Charles Lane, who argues that tax credits for hybrids are regressive, in that they are paid for by all Americans, but are enjoyed only by the upper middle class, for whom a Prius is a green badge of honor (see here or here).

While I still enjoy the work of Payne and Lane, wrestling superstar Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. “The Rock” or “The People’s Champion,” is now my favorite critic of hybrids, due to his wonderfully offensive response when a reporter asked him for his thoughts about the Toyota Prius.

“You can drive a Prius, sure,” Mr. Johnson told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “But you should also grow testicles before that.”

For the record, The Rock drives a black Ford F150. God bless The People’s Champion