Daily Podcast: Apologies to Holland

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast apologies to holland

VW may be moving from Detroit to Washington, DC. So it's out of the frying pan, into the home of liars. Other than DC's proximity to the regulators who determine what kind of cars get built and the city's more convenient airline connections to the Fatherland, I can't fathom any good reason for the brand to move to Cap City (in both senses of the word). I've got nothing against DC, but it's another highly insular company town. I mean, if you were the head of a car company looking for a place to attract world class talent and keep them from sticking their collective heads up their collective asses, wouldn't you go to the home of car culture? As Jed Clampett's friends said "California's the place you ought to be!" Actually, I'd put my people in Knoxville, TN. Low-cost of living, friendly folk and The Tail of the Dragon, one of this country's wildest public roads. Yeah I know: the police have cracked-down on TOD hoons, big time. But you could cut a deal. Anyway, as much as I love Little Rhody, this is not motorhead mecca– as Mr. Berkowitz so KINDLY pointed out. I wonder how much houses go for down in Knoxville…

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  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Sep 04, 2007

    "the city's more convenient airline connections to the Fatherland" Did Northworst cancel the Detroit-Frankfurt non-stop when Daimler got rid of Chrysler?

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Sep 05, 2007

    Speaking of dogs and cars... When I was a kid, the family dog took a whiz on my leg while riding in our '81 Monte Carlo. Everyone was happy, except for me. The dog ruined my pants, but the Monte's cloth seats remained unmolested. Now THAT's entertainment! I need to get in on this podcasting thing.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Sep 05, 2007

    Taxes alone in DC will kill them. Never mind the traffic, the self-important aids to the aids of the junior congressman, the filthy lobbyists, and the kids taking political science majors at GW thinking that's enough qualifications for president one day. There's a reason I left (after 8 long years).

  • Akitadog Akitadog on Sep 06, 2007

    Cretinx, As a former resident of DC, you should know that DC doesn't always mean "DC." It usually means VA or MD 'burbs. And as I thought, they'll be way out near Dulles airport. Big surprise.