Quote of the Day

The internets are a-twitter with news that the Detroit automakers flew on private corporate jets to argue for bailouts in front of Congressional committees in Washington.

“There’s a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hands,” Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.) advised the pampered executives at a hearing yesterday. “It’s almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high-hat and tuxedo. . . . I mean, couldn’t you all have downgraded to first class or jet-pooled or something to get here?”

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Isn’t that a bit like globe-hopping in a private jet to tell others they need to reduce their carbon footprint? Then flying in a private jet to accept a Nobel Prize for your efforts?

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