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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gov Mixed Bag on Candidness

How refreshing to have a governor who will readily fess up to
making mistakes.
How un refreshing to have a governor who will pull his punches on
touchy subjects.
Say hello to Gov. Rick "I sort of tell it like it is" Snyder.
Asked the other day if he botched the selling of the
Detroit-Windsor bridge in 2011, the governor did not wince and just
confessed that he did on at least three fronts and he conceded he
learned some lessons from all that and chalked it up to experience.
However when asked if President Barack Obama deserved at least
some credit for keeping GM and Chrysler off the junk heap, he got more
evasive. Too bad because a more forth coming answer would have added
even more to his credibility.
But a GOP governor defending the Democratic president is dicey
especially when all the Republican candidates for Mr. Obama's job are
denouncing his role in "saving" two of the former Big Three.
The governor did opine that there were other methods for handling
the situation but he refused to say the president saved the industry or
even deserved credit for helping to salvage them.
"I'm not going to second guess the President," was as far as he
would go.
Look it. Most reasonable and thinking folks would give both Mr.
Obama and former GOP President Bush a tip of the hat for doing what
they did for the two autos especially if you reside in this state.
Gov. Snyder tried to skirt the issue by saying it was a national
issue and had nothing to do with running the state.
Auto companies possibility going bankrupt and that has nothing to
do with Michigan?
Really? (view the governor's comments at wkar.org and Evening
With the Governor.)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Silverlight App Development said...

Most reasonable and thinking folks would give both Mr.
Obama and former GOP President Bush a tip of the hat for doing what
they did for the two autos especially if you reside in this state.

December 29, 2011 at 9:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Skoop.
But,

He won't admit the union busting EFM Act is a mistake.

Obviously, terminating unions, slashing pay, refusing to honor pension obligations saves money.

But, is it legal to tear up lawful contracts?

I don't think so!

December 30, 2011 at 4:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not ever remember Mr Skubick questioning our 8year 'YOU'LL BE BLOWN AWAY' governor. Maybe if she had been ask to name her mistakes she would not have been reelected. Amazing how journalists pick and choose who they think needs to admits their mistakes.

January 1, 2012 at 7:23 AM 

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