Last night, I was knocking on doors in Arlington's Lyon Park neighborhood talking to voters about my campaign for Virginia House of Delegates.
As I got to the last house on my list, I did a double-take at the foot of the driveway. I looked back and forth at the two vehicles and couldn't believe what I saw.
I rang the doorbell and had a great conversation with the voter who lived there, talking about everything from the economy to local military bases to cyber-security.
After I thanked him for his time, I said, "I just have to ask one thing. A Prius ... and a Hummer?"
He explained the Prius was for commuting, the Hummer for when he needed a break.
"I don't do anything halfway," he said with a broad smile.
Suddenly it seemed less like a contradiction and more like a man who enjoys having exactly the right tool for the job.