As Expected, Obama Makes a Promise and Volt Goes Belly Up
I'm not a professional political guy.
But I am a news guy -- of 25 years and counting.
Which means I have a fairly good eye for grammar, content -- and BS when it comes my way.
And, I'm glad to say, I called last week's announcement that the Chevy Volt was doomed about four days before the company made it official -- and only days after our president announced he planned to buy a Chevy Volt after leaving office.
For the full blog, see here.
But a condensed version is, Obama was basing his announcement on several dubious propositions -- chiefly that there would even be a Chevy Volt being produced when he leaves office, however blessedly soon that might be. News flash: There won't be.
Now, it’s always nice to be proven correct. But it’s nicer when someone else puts it better, in this case, that's National Review Online’s Henry Payne.
Here’s how it starts:
“Barack Obama wants to buy a Chevy Volt when he leaves office. If they’re still making them.
“The announcement late last week that Chevy was suspending Volt sales for lack of demand (conveniently timed after the Michigan primary was over, because laying off 1,300 UAW workers would have clashed with Obama’s Election Day, anti-Romney UAW Convention speech boasting that he had saved Detroit jobs) was a huge embarrassment for a president who in part rescued GM in order to make what the president claims is the Car of the Future (no doubt, it’s his vast experience in the car market that convinced him).”
For the rest go here. Check it out. It’s worth it.