Fritz Is a Fixer
April Fools’ Day is a dangerous proposition in this day and age. I mean, where does the media get off giving people the license to turn everything into a joke when just about everything is one giant joke anyway? Oh well. Post-post-post-irony’s gotta have its day in the sun too. And with that in mind, let’s set a course for the joke-or-not heart of darkness: The Detroit Free Press. The Freep is running wild with its license to giggle today, loudly proclaiming GM’s new CEO Fritz Henderson’s ability to, like, fix stuff. So is this good news for folks stuck with malfunctioning GM transmissions? Or does Fritz The Fixer just know a guy who knows a guy? No, apparently the big difference between Wagoner and Henderson is that “where Wagoner, 56, often spoke in sentence fragments that strung several thoughts together, Henderson’s answers are more direct, his speech more clipped.” Oh, yes, and “when GM defused a potentially explosive standoff between the UAW and parts-maker Delphi Corp. in 2007, union President Ron Gettelfinger singled out Henderson as the peacemaker.” So he’s a short talker that makes nice with the union. Sounds like a fixer (-upper) to us. Funny stuff, Freep.
Speaking of April Fool's: Robert, I posted an April Fool's parody of your website on LoopyLines, and you told me you'd take legal action against me if I didn't change it. I changed it. Good enough? It's the link you get to when you click my name.
So now we learn Rick Wagoner can't speak complete sentences? And he rose through the ranks to become CEO? Well that explains a lot.
The Luigiian: HA! Funniest thing I've read in weeks.