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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Two For the Show

Remarkably, I haven't decided yet whether the Big 3 automakers should be bailed out or not. I say "remarkably," because as you may have figured out, I'm rarely without an opinion of some sort, even an uninformed one. Often an uninformed one. Having said that, I admit that I do lean heavily toward cutting them loose and letting them sink or swim. The vaudeville turn that Congress and the auto execs are doing is disquieting. After being soundly booed for recently jetting into Washington on their flying yachts, hats in hand, with no plan for what to do with their money, they drove to Washington in hybrids this week to try again. Well, they were driven. And not exactly like Okies crossing the dust bowl. But this time you can be sure they'll get their money. This isn't leadership. It's opera bouffe. Oh, and their cars will wind up in the Smithsonian.


Anonymous Jean said...

I am totally uninformed... but here goes anyway. It beggars belief that they could think they should be bailed out when they have belligerently buried their heads in the sand and failed to move with the times and produce ergonomic, energy efficient vehicles despite the fact that the technology to do so (if not the willingness) has been around for decades. Just my 2 cents... what the hey.

4:22 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

I essentially agree with you, Jean. I'd only take issue with the notion of their having "buried their heads in the sand." I think they blundered with their heads held arrogantly high and their eyes wide open. Welcome back, I've missed your .02.

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Lee said...

Two of my favorite characters, John C. Both have obviously thought quite a bit about the financial situation. Great cartoon.

I am against the bailout as I think that it would be extremely hard at my age to learn to speak Chinese and from what I have seen of China's government, they do not place 4 different languages on each directional sign. I'll never be able to find my way home.

12:53 PM  

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