In other Clunkers news, common sense has apparently decided to take its own August recess. Earlier today, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn introduced an amendment that would try and save some traded-in clunkers from the scrap metal yard. Coburn's amendment would've allowed for "reliable" clunkers that have been traded-in to be donated to local charities to assist low-income families with no vehicle. Fifty-six Democratic Senators voted to defeat Coburn's amendment. Is the supposed War on Poverty taking backseat to a war on...car exhaust?