Quote of the Day: Seriously, Folks Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

The truth is, as I’ve said all along, I have no ambition to run an auto company. I’m not the salesman-in-chief. And GM will rise or fall on the quality of its products — like the taut, athletic design of the new Buick Enclave. Its French-seamed leather and warm wood tones make the Enclave more than transportation. It’s a modern driver’s retreat.

—President Barack Obama at the Television and Radio Correspondents Dinner shortly after unveiling his Oprah-inspired “car company giveaway.”

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  • Unleashed Unleashed on Jun 27, 2009

    So, you have figured it all out already? Well no worries then, I'd guess. Obama does really know what he's doing and the country's future is in the right hands. Yeah, right...

  • CamaroKid CamaroKid on Jun 27, 2009
    So, you have figured it all out already? Yes, it is easy to figure out... Obama is simply implementing Bush's plan. And the plan is working. No worries. Indeed!
  • Rasmusdf Rasmusdf on Jun 28, 2009

    Unleashed - Well, I am not commenting on whether it is a good idea or not. But I am just pointing out that it would be complete political suicide for an elected politician to do nothing. Ans as CamaroKid points out, the previous president started the ball. In an ideal world, something different would probably have happened, namely that GM would have changed or died out much earlier.

  • Coop2911 Coop2911 on Jun 28, 2009

    "You do know he was making fun of himself, right? I thought the best part of the show was comedian John Hodgman on whether Obama is a geek or jock." Geek vs Jock? Heck, I just wish he were a leader...but we all knew he wasn't when 52.5% of us elected him. He's never had to make a hiring or firing decision (where the buck stops with him) his entire life, yet we thought he was qualfied to lead the free world because he was young and cool. He can't even speak without a prepared speech. Nobody's laughing...we are too busy hoping he can learn on the job...