I Was Wrong
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
"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