Daily Podcast Pt. 2: Jason Vines Edition

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
daily podcast pt 2 jason vines edition

Credit where credit's due. When I told our ME Frank Williams we needed a second podcast to cover the blog posts that Justin and I missed, he suggested we have a rotating guest commentator. (Not literally, of course.) While other TTAC writers and industry celebs will get their turn to share their dulcet tones and intellectual perspective on the day's news, I thought I'd start with ex-Chrysler PR flack Jason Vines. When Vines was spinning for ChryCo, he had well-earned reputation for a confrontational style and, uh, that's about it. (What more do you need anyway?) Now that the ailing automaker has put PR under HR (that's Human Relations for our non-cubicle-dwelling audience) and Vines has moved on to Compuware, I wanted to find out if he'd mellowed. You be the judge.

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  • Lichtronamo Lichtronamo on Mar 04, 2008

    Talk about starting with low credibility! You'd think if the guy just got canned from Chrysler he'd drive something better than a Caliber! If you "need" all wheel drive, there are lots of better choices: A WRX or an EVO? An Audi Quattro? A BMW 328xi? Infiniti G35x? Dr. Z could have even hooked him up with a nice C-Class 4Matic.

  • Radimus Radimus on Mar 05, 2008

    Old habits die hard. Just like the old timers that got laid off from IBM back when the dress code was a blue suit and red tie. Some of those guys would still wake up in the morning and put on the blue suit and red tie for months or years to come.

  • GS650G GS650G on Mar 05, 2008

    I don't believe his story about bribing the customs agents at the airport. I lived and worked there for years and find this highly dubious.

  • Lewissalem Lewissalem on Mar 05, 2008

    "That's not what I'd want under my Christmas tree." Ouch.