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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at a rally for D.C. Democracy in Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks at a rally for D.C. Democracy in Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)  

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) Manages To Kill Driverless Car By Pushing One Button

Driverless cars are the wave of the future, as long as they’re kept away from small children and Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Mike DeBonis, WaPo:

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) was invited Tuesday, along with fellow members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, to test drive — er, test ride — a driverless car on the Capitol grounds.

Well, the ride never happened, because Norton did a particularly good job of testing the car’s bright-red “kill” button — which, as captured by WRC-TV’s cameras, killed the car to the point that it could not proceed with the test ride.

“Oh, no, don’t push it!” an engineer from Carnegie Mellon University cried after Norton pounded the mushroom button. “It shuts everything down.”

Well, what’s the first thing you do when you sit down in a vehicle and you’re confronted with a jolly, candy-like button?

Let this be a lesson to us all. You can trust a Democrat to avoid doing things they’re not supposed to do, unless they’re given the merest opportunity to do so.

(Hat tip: Ace)