Chyrsler Prez Jim Press: They Like Us! They Really Like Us!

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
chyrsler prez jim press they like us they really like us

Automotive News [sub] begins the day with a snippet from former Chrysler and current Chrysler Prez Jim Press. The headline grabs a quote from Jimbo’s address at the ironically-named Convergence 2008 conference. Press’ exhortation tells a tale of corporate defiance and American grit: “Dontcha wish your pension was hot like mine?” Just kidding. “We’re going to be here,” Press pronounces. How inspirational is that? But credit Jim for a sense of humor, you know, providing you don’t actually work for Chrysler. “He said he had to acknowledge ‘the elephant in the room,’ then quipped, “There is a lot of distraction in our industry that is fueled by speculation. All I ask is stop reading the newspaper.” What’s a newspaper? Anyway, like any Motown exec wearing a golden parachute, he just had to take it that one step too far, explaining why GM is intent on swooping down on ChryCo to hoover its cash and pick its bones clean and leave it for dead (which it will be). “Our strategy is working. Maybe that’s why lots of people are sniffing around the Chrysler vault lately.” Yeah, that must be it.

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  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Oct 23, 2008
    br549 : Ah. More coffee, then.

  • Br549 Br549 on Oct 23, 2008
    Ah. More coffee, then. Gallons, my friend, gallons.

  • 1996MEdition 1996MEdition on Oct 23, 2008

    Is he serious? Sounds more like the 3 headed hell hound is chasing every potential buyer possible. I'll be looking for my offer in the mail soon. Chrysler is dead brand walking (hobbling, crawling, pulling along with only its weak arms). The only people I know that own any new Chrysler products work for them in some fashion. These are the butt ugliest, cheapest, POS's I have ever seen. I see a lot of Chrysler products in Kokomo, IN, near the transmission plant, but their number decrease exponentially the farther you drive from there.

  • IDANECK IDANECK on Oct 23, 2008

    Lictronamo, maybe Press and Mullaly can get the Detroit Exec Edition...