Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Is Not Sure What a Hipster Is

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 08: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announces findings from a 10-month-long National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study into unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles at the Transportation Department February 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. According to the department, NASA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota vehicles that would account for high-speed unintentional acceleration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ray LaHood Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

He may believe that "bikers have as much right to the streets as anybody driving a car," but 65-year-old Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is no hipster. Possibly. He's not sure what that is.

Told that his heartfelt defense of bikers came off like the musings of a run-of-the-mill hipster, LaHood professed genuine confusion.

“I don’t even know what that term means,” he said.

At this point, does anyone?

Ray LaHood 'Concerned' About Safety Of Urban Bikers, Unsure If He's A Hipster [HuffPo]