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In and outs of the political campaigns, focusing on Michigan and Lansing, Tim Skubick will report regularly throughout the primary and then general election campaigns.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I Was Wrong

Tonight at 7 pm, Tim Skubick Town Hall Meeting on Election 2010 at
the Community Media Network Television facility on Souter Drive in
Troy. Free. Hope to see you there.

Reporter: Hey, Governor, have you seen the book?
Governor: It's in the car right now.
The book is "Overhaul" which recounts the inside skinny on how the
Obama administration "saved" GM and Chrysler and Gov. Jennifer Granholm
gets four mentions in the Steve Rattner tome.
"I got three phone calls from the President," the governor
recalls and none of them were to talk about the weather.
The first one described in the book has the governor in a lowly
mood as Mr. Obama gives her a courtesy heads up that he is thinking
about the "B" word for the auto guys.
Bankruptcy is the last word she wants to hear and as she hangs
up the phone she says, "I hope you know what you're doing."
Soon thereafter she takes another call and this time the
President lowers the boom. "This was the most serious call," she
recounts.
"I was pushing back all along the way," the governor reflects
but the White House was putting the "B" word into play over her strong
objections. "I repeatedly told them not to put them into bankruptcy."
"Who would want to buy a car from a bankrupt car company?" she
kept telling anyone who would listen.
But as everyone now knows it worked or at least it looks like
it is working.
"I was wrong," the governor admits and she's pretty happy to
say so.

3 Comments:

Blogger marv rein said...

when I see a GM,Government motors or the other Obama Auto company product,,I think there goes an Obama voter,,as a retired GM,,I will buy Ford,next time I need a car.

October 18, 2010 at 5:04 AM 
Anonymous Gary Fralick said...

I am thankful that GM and Chrysler were saved. I would shudder to see Michigan's economy had they been allowed to dissolve into bankruptcy.

October 18, 2010 at 1:49 PM 
Anonymous Bill said...

Gary, most days I actually think the Righties WANT Michigan to be even worse off. Why? When it completely falls apart, then the gumbmint can step and declare martial law against the worker bees (ban unions, give tax exemptions to big biz, etc.)

Thus many are of course disappointed that GM and Chrysler didn't go out of business and that it didn't end up costing taxpayers as much as thought. The revolution can't happen with that kind of good news.

Know what I mean?

There's a positive story about the VOLT over at MLive today--and you should see the haters howling about it. Good news drives them absolutely crazy. It's quite pathetic.

October 18, 2010 at 7:04 PM 

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