Auto plant visits, long a staple of election-year vote-courting for politicians, are now banned at both GM and Chrysler plants until after the votes have been counted.
GM and Chrysler implemented the move in response to the highly politicized nature of the auto industry following the bailout. An article in the Detroit Free Press contains a summary that could have been lifted right from the TTAC comments section, complete with references to “Government Motors”, the Chevrolet Volt and the question of when the Treasury will dump GM’s stock.
The most encouraging quote comes from GM’s Bob Ferguson, VP for global public policy, who told the paper
Amen to that.