Monday, March 30, 2009

Mr. Goodwrench?

Barack Obama, the new chief executive officer of both GM and Chrysler, entered into another social contract with American consumers today. His promise to GM and Chrysler customers worldwide is:

"But just in case there's still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can: If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it's ever been, because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty."

It reminded me of what I shared with Peggy Joseph in November.

"When Barack is in the Big House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Peggy, 95 percent of us won't have to worry about changing the oil and rotating tires, either. We'll just drive our free cars into the free Jiffy Lube on the White House North Lawn. The newly nationalized Exxon Mobil convenience store dispensing full-service gasoline across the street in Lafayette Square, will be staffed by servants of the people, convicted Republicans on work release."

I should have anticipated White House GM and Chrysler warranty service. This shortsighted blogger regrets the error.

For an appointment or courtesy tow service, call the White House switchboard at 1-202-456-1414. Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industy staffers will take good care of you and your automobile.


Brigid said...

He sort of fails to mention you have a warranty with the government IF you buy the vehicle after this whole thing is put into place.

Those of us who spent $25,000+ on a fully rigged, tricked out four by four with towing package for the farm this last year. HOSED.

Somerled said...

Ah, don't worry. No one should be driving those dinosaurs anyhow. We should feel guilty about putting those who drive sub-compact hybrids while texting and listening to MP3s at risk when they run red lights in front of trucks. Then there's our hefty carbon footprint.

I'd say we could haul loads such as firewood and feed on llamas or burros as in other third-world countries. But that would be cruel to the animals. Nobody should be burning wood or driving up world food prices by feeding grain to animals, anyhow.