Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bush to confer with carmakers after elections

Yet another Republican who says "I'll tell you after the election". Seems to be a lot of that going around lately.



The Bush administration said Tuesday it had agreed with heads of Detroit automakers to have the president meet with them after the November elections.



Word came the same day Michigan Democrats called on George W. Bush to meet Friday during a fund-raising visit to Clarkston for U.S. Senate candidate Michael Bouchard. The political fallout surrounding the face-to-face between Bush and the heads of General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group first proposed for May has grown to overshadow the expectations automakers had for any benefits from such a meeting. The three automakers wanted to discuss such trade and energy issues as increasing alternative fuels and U.S. currency policy.



White House spokesman Alex Conant said Tuesday that the administration and the automakers "all agreed that it would be best to meet after the election." Conant said no firm date had been set.


When did the automakers agree to this? Yesterday? Did they want to tell anyone about it?



Odd.


"We hope this isn't a pre-election pacifier," Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said. "If the White House was truly interested in helping the auto industry and the people in Michigan who depend on it, they would make this meeting a priority and not push it off again."


Actually, the best thing for the automakers and the people of Michigan would be to keep George Bush as far away from all of us as humanly possible. Everything the man touches turns to complete and utter failure.



Seriously, look at the track record. Would you want George Bush anywhere near your business?