The auto bailout has gone from tragedy to farce. From the AP (HT—Drudge):
Embattled auto company chief executives scored some points with Congress by driving — instead of flying — to the hearings on a possible federal assistance package.
, an Alabama Republican, remained dubious, though.
"I wonder if they’re going to drive back?" he asked, to the sound of chuckles in the Banking Committee hearing room Thursday.
The heads of Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC had taken a hit last month when they traveled to the capital on their to plead for a federal bailout.
The auto executives this time made the 520-mile trip to Washington in hybrid cars. Underscoring the different approach, GM chief executive officer and other executives with his company ate lunch Wednesday at Quiznos at a Pennsylvania rest stop along the way.
In addition to using an alternative mode of transportation, they should change their outfits as well. Instead of wearing suits and ties, they should put on orange wigs, big red noses and greasepaint.
The words they speak will still be as dishonest and ridiculous as their driving stunt. But at least the clothing would capture the truth.