GM Car Czar Maximum Bob Lutz: No Hurry on Chrysler Merger
I agree. Merge in haste, repent at leisure. Or, as Maximum Bob puts it to The Detroit News, “There is no timeframe at all for having anything definitive.” This said following Lutz’ speech at the “2008 Public Relations Society of America International Conference” at the Renaissance Center. The what? A PR conference? Oh, no spin there, then. I mean, is there some timeframe to have something not so definitive? Meanwhile, we so totally believe that the “sources close to the deal” quoted by Mowton’s hometown paper aren’t GM itself. The DetN reports that these SCTTD have previously told them that “GM and Chrysler want to get a deal done before the presidential election on Nov. 4, when politicians may be more receptive to requests for federal aid to complete a merger.” I make that “Who’s your Mama, Obama” by rapper 2 Big 2 Fail. “Lutz would not comment on reports GM has approached the U.S. Treasury for help financing a deal with Chrysler owner Cerberus Capital Management LP.” In other words, MB doesn’t know, doesn’t care (golden parachute at the ready), doesn’t remember or ain’t sayin’. We’re still hearing that the deal’s going down on Halloween. No, really.
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