Monday, March 30, 2009

On a Clear Day You Can See Government Motors

This morning as I drove the Boychick to school, I turned on the radio.
I heard that President Obama had fired the CEO of GM.

My first sensation was a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.
I almost had to pull Henry, the Big Red Truck (it's a Ford!) to the side of Frost Road.
My first thought was: Welcome to the USSA!

Does anyone remember the Yugo?


Anonymous said...

As General Motors' CEO, Rick Wagoner oversaw a company which refused to adjust to changing realities in the auto market while turning out crappy cars no one wanted to buy. And he still received a $20 million golden parachute on the way out the door. I wouldn't feel too sorry for him if I were you.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Oh, I'm not feeling particularly sorry for Wagoner. He should have told Bush to take a hike and filed for Chapter 11 last fall, thereby saving himself and the company all of this trouble.

I am feeling sorry for my children. When the president of the United States starts running automobile companies, the Constitution is in tatters.

Amie said...

Crazy! When I heard that I expected to hear some kind of uproar...but nobody seemed to care at all. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.