Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First they came for the Auto Dealers ....

Noises started yesterday about this, and it's really too early to start calling Obama "Mugabe". But, this is definitely something that needs to be investigated (something newspapers USED to do ... back when people read 'em). Gateway Pundit:

Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.

Now there's this...
RLJ-McLarty-Landers is owned by three men.
One was the former Chief of Staff for President Clinton.
One is the founder of Black Entertainment Television and a huge Obama supporter.
All 6 of their Chrysler dealerships will remain open.
And, get this... Their local competitors have been eliminated!

So, the million-dollar-question (or should we talk in trillions now?) is who was "the decider" regarding which dealerships would be stolen?

A lawyer for Chrysler dealers
facing closure as part of the automaker's bankruptcy
reorganization said on Tuesday he believes Chrysler executives
do not support a plan to eliminate a quarter of its retail
Lawyer Leonard Bellavia, of Bellavia Gentile & Associates,
who represents some of the terminated dealers, said he deposed
Chrysler President Jim Press on Tuesday and came away with the
impression that Press did not support the plan.
"It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom
of terminating 25 percent of its dealers," Bellavia said. "It
really wasn't Chrysler's decision. They are under enormous
pressure from the President's automotive task force."

Oh, but there is more.

I'm skeptical. Simply because it would be such a completely bonehead move. It would require near complete complicity of the media. Oh ... right.