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    Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board

    "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Wonderful, who better to appoint CEO of Government Motors, but someone who doesnt know anything about the industry itself.

    Got to hand it to the folks at the Treasiry, they sure do know how to pick them!

    Does anybody else have a problem with the Treasury selecting CEOs?

    Something else that is funny, this is the same guy that got grilled on Capitol Hill over spying on phone calls as the CEO of AT&T under Bush.

    He calls this role a "public service". And rightly so, since the government owns it.

    Money quote in this article comes from a GM engineer named, Jim Hall:

    "...Thereís a parallel with General Motors. GM is not now about just making cars. Itís about re-creating itself as a 21st-century car company. They have to have somebody at the top that understands they have to make a new GM....."
    So GM is not about making just cars? So what else does GM plan on doing in the future? Making post-its?

    Whitacre Vows to ?Learn About Cars? as Chairman of New GM Board - Bloomberg.com

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    So, all in all, no change at GM, huh?

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    So, all in all, no change at GM, huh?
    Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head.

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    my sentiments exactly.......

    its looks as though Mickey Mouse could do a better job than the last guy
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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Obviously this is the right choice. Havent you seen the commercials GM can compete anymore with other countries so they will start making containers to bring in Chinese cars.


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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    I wonder if Obama uses a proctologist to treat anxiety. LOL.
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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Hat please read the forum rules reguarding how to post proper threads in the breaking news section of the forum....this forum isn't ran all loosy goosy as some of the other forums you post on.

    Thanks for abiding by the rules of this forum.

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    That's OK, sir. Mr. Obama doesn't know anything about the Constitution, but it's not stopping him.

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    So GM is not about making just cars? So what else does GM plan on doing in the future? Making post-its?

    Whitacre Vows to ?Learn About Cars? as Chairman of New GM Board - Bloomberg.com
    Bailouts and government control of these companies is really great for us, actually.

    I mean, heck - now we can buy cheap cars from an American company that rival the highest quality cars from around the world..wait, what? We can't?

    At least those without completely abysmal credit can now get low interest loans from Citibank...huh? No dice there, either?

    Well, I'm consoled by the fact that at least the American people will get a percentage of the TARP paid out directly to them instead of AIG receiving executive bonus pay, as compensation for losing significant portions of our life savings...wait, what's that? We don't?

    What the hell?

    I'm not so much upset about who they install as a figurehead as I just want them to stop throwing my money away.

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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ĎLearn About Carsí as Chairman of New GM Board

    I'd rather have someone who knows about running a company than someone who knows about cars. That, after all, is what the Chairman of GM needs to be concerned about.

    ďI donít know anything about cars,Ē Whitacre, 67, said yesterday in an interview after his appointment. ďA business is a business, and I think I can learn about cars. Iím not that old, and I think the business principles are the same.Ē
    I completely agree with those sentiments.

    With that said, the Treasury shouldn't be trying to run auto companies. That's just retarded.
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