28 May 2009 Chrysler Dealership Closings: They’re Calling it “DealerGate”
Did the Obama White House pressure Chrysler to close some dealerships for political reasons?
A Gateway Pundit post on this tonight leads with: “After Weeding Out GOP-Linked Dealers, Chrysler Looking To Open New Dealerships.”
This article sticks out in my mind: “After Surviving Katrina, a Local Car Dealer Becomes a Casualty of the Economy.” Nothing overtly political in that story, but it’s worth a read for the angle of the guy who pulled up his bootstraps to get a dealership in the first place, only to be hit by Katrina and spend years recovering, now to suffer a killing blow from his government.
Paul Ibrahim notes, accurately, I believe: “Regardless of whether these specific allegations are true, one would be foolish to believe that government makes decisions based on business judgment as opposed to political considerations.”