What "not running GM" Looks Like


Fun/horrible little squib in the Wall Street Journal:

"What we are not doing—what I have no interest in doing—is running GM," Mr. Obama said in yesterday's bankruptcy announcement. "When a difficult decision has to be made on matters like where to open a new plant or what type of new car to make, the new GM, not the United States government, will make that decision."

The President is so busy not running GM that he had time the night before to call and reassure Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about the new GM's future location. GM is being courted to move its headquarters to nearby Warren, Michigan. And Mr. Bing told the Detroit News that he had received a call Sunday evening from the President "informing me of his support for GM to stay in the city of Detroit with its headquarters at the Renaissance [Center]."

Obama has been talking out of both sides of his mouth on GM for so long, I imagine it must be hard to keep track after a while.

Link via my favorite blogger at The Corner, Veronique de Rugy.