Obama’s Not-So-Invisible Hand

Now that the Automaker-in-Chief has fired the CEO of General Motors and instructed Chrysler to sell itself to Fiat by the end of April,  he’s turning his attention to a variety of other essential American industries, from blue jeans (“Levis yes; Wrangler no”) to toothpaste to ballpoint pens.  President Obama also graciously acknowledged the important consultative role played by former President Clinton.

(Ed. note: alas, the Saturday Night Live video clip originally displayed here is no longer posted anywhere I can find.  But here’s a transcript of the skit.)

Here’s hoping that the president’s next step will be to instruct corporate America to make greater use of independent consulting services.