Thursday, June 05, 2008

It's all a matter of timing 

I suppose we should expect politicians to make appeals to businesses to keep plants in their state. So this story about Sen. Norm Coleman talking to Ford about the St. Paul plant makes sense in an election year. But the timing of this, after Ford just announced May sales down 16% from a year ago would make me think he's barking up the wrong tree. They're not likely to want to retool plants just now, not when they're shedding workers elsewhere.

Want to help Ford? Make gasoline cheaper.

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