No Love for Detroit


The NYT, in parallel with the AP’s Ben Evans, notices that the bailout fight more than anything has revealed the diminished political clout of GM, Ford and Chrysler. One problem is that Southern lawmakers care more about catering to the foreign makers who’ve set up shop in their states. Another is that Detroit has pissed off everyone on the left by stonewalling CAFE, pollution and climate-change regs. Bottom line, a bailout, when it happens, will be on terms dictated by the Obama administration and the Congressional leadership.

Hogan’s Alley Fail

Cop conducting a drug investigation sees armed man, blazes away — and shoots his own image in a mirror. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t contribute to a passing score on the range.

Blogging Schedule

Posting will be light on Thursday. I’m playing softball in the evening and that brings with it post-game social obligations.