Stating the Auto Obvious

It’s Sunday night, GM’s Rick Wagoner has been fired (sort of), and the predictable opinioneering sorts are starting their predictably wheezing opinioneering engines. Go elsewhere if you want that sort of thing. I can’t even imagine it.

Because is it really a surprise that Obama’s auto task force is saying that Chrysler isn’t viable and that GM is a mess? I really hope most of the surprise is more like meta-surprise: People are surprised that politicians are almost telling the truth about something. That’s exciting and fun, but that’s about it.

Mind you, apparently if you want to f**k up and keep your job you need to do it in a place where your errors nearly take down global capitalism. You know, like a bank or something. If you’re merely running an auto company you should keep your resume up-to-date.