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Nov. 21, 2008

We understand the symbolic issue of people showing up in Washington in corporate jets."
— GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson on the recent backlash.

By Editor  |  November 21, 2008; 1:15 PM ET
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"We understand the symbolic issue of people showing up in Washington in corporate jets."

Somehow, I don't think they do otherwise they wouldn't have flown to DC in them AND GM would be getting rid of ALL their jets. And security for the executive? BS! This is validation for the perk he gets. Most people, until that hearing, probably didn't even know what any of those clowns looked like and I certainly couldn't have picked any of them out of a lineup. So what security?? Are better than the other execs flying commercial flights every day? And they need these jets to get to places not served by commercial airlines? Lame! DC isn't hard to get to. Sigh If they want my money, they'd better learn to suck it up.

In fact, I think these guys should just go down with their respective ships. I don't think they have the ability to understand any of what is going on. They are using the financial mess to justify asking for money when in reality, their businesses have been sucking for years. And, where do you think some of this $25M will go? You can bet that these executives will get a portion of it for their annual bonuses.

Posted by: cheez | November 21, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

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