Bailout Watch 12: Ford Unsure on Bailout Price Tag– "We're Still Dimensioning"
Automotive News [AN, sub] reports that Ford execs are prowling the halls at The Democratic National Convention, drumming-up support for "A Bailout Plan By Any Other Name Would Still Look So Green" low-interest federal loans. Leading the charge (in every sense of the word): Ford Purchasing Chief "Motown" Tony Brown and his company's duly elected representative, Debby Stabenow. So, guys, how much taxpayer money do The Blue Oval Boyz need to buy some more time to hide their incompetence, draw their million-dollar paychecks and help put Barack Obama in the White House; and why the Hell should hard-working Americans give it to them when there's a perfectly good private banking system in this country? (Just kidding about the second part, unfortunately.) "We're still dimensioning," Brown told AN. Stabenow was equally forthcoming. "Stabenow said she doesn't know what the total amount should be. She indicated it may be necessary to press for some this year and more next year. 'We need to do something now.'" What do you mean we, white woman?
"Seriously though, who the hell talks like that?" People who want to ensure that what they are saying doesn't sound like what it really means. Mostly, these are worthless bullshit artists that have no integrity or sense of objective truth whatsoever.
Meh, needs more management speak. How about, 'We are taking an organic approach to dimensioning our aggressively conservative request.'
Hmmm It would be really nice.. if they just came right out and said... This is our fourth turnaround effots in 5yrs. We cant make money on SUVS We cant make money on compacts. The best stuff is still (again) just around the corner.. And they fired my boss, my boss' boss and 4 guys around him named Larry. The best Ford can do.. is mention dimensioning. Morale is at an all time low. Ford.. is doing better than GM.. and Chrapsler by far.. but thats not saying much. DIMENSIONING... IMMA dimension you!