We’re sure there’s a perfectly good reason for all of the recent mass executions in Government Motors’ management, because we all know that Ogabe stiffing the creditors of GM and then making a big Christmas present of the company to his buddies in the UAW (paid for with our money) was the smarterest, most savviest decision ever made, plus It Saved The U.S. Economy From Certain Carmageddon™!!!1!!!!!!1:
It’s not that people are leaving GM. It’s how they leave. Two weeks ago, Opel chief Karl-Friedrich Stracke presented numbers to Dan Akerson. Akerson fires him. Opel gets two interim chiefs in a week. Last Thursday, Opel’s new design chief Dave Lyon doesn’t even start his job. Today, media in the U.S. and Germany report that Lyon had been escorted from the building and to a waiting car by GM’s head of personnel. A day later, global marketing chief Joel Ewanick suddenly leaves. Instead of wishing him all the best for his future endeavors, GM spokesman Greg Martin puts a knife in Ewanick’s back: “He failed to meet the expectations the company has of an employee.”
Yep. Definitely “doing just fine.” Solyndra-style. We suspect that the phone lines are red hot between Government Motors and the White House right now as they try to find a way of not breaking the bad news until, say, late November.
And if you, too, are envious of the smashing success that is obviously Government Motors, then fear not. Just vote for Ogabe in November, because as he said himself, you’re next:
“Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.”
Which is obviously Taken Out Of Context™ because shut up. Racist!