Thursday, November 20, 2008

You Guys Should Have Jet-pooled

By Chip Somodevilla -- Getty Images, from WaPo

Or straight up flown commercial, but then that would indicate that the heads of the auto-industry were in touch with reality which it seems pretty clear that they have long since lost the touch of.

The heads of GM, Ford, and Chrysler each flew on their own private jet from Detroit to Washington in order to beg Congress to give them tax-payer money.

Give. Me. A Freaking. Break.

Lawmakers were not happy, and the often over the top Dana Milbank has the coverage...

Highlights include:
"There's a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hands," Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.) advised the pampered executives at a hearing yesterday. "It's almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high-hat and tuxedo. . . . I mean, couldn't you all have downgraded to first class or jet-pooled or something to get here?"

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