March 30, 2009

Road Kill

DETROIT - JANUARY 11: Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appear on stage during the introduction of General Motors vehicles during the press preview for the Detroit International Auto Show at the Cobo Center January 11, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public January 17th in Detroit. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Image

Of course, Gov. Granholm was referring to the company, not the CEO, in this demonstration at GM’s Detroit auto show press preview in January. Still, the irony is inescapable in this game show-like photo as the administration gives Wagoner the boot today.

Some history.

(image: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images. North American International Auto Show. Cobo Center January 11, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan)

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