Today, we got something that is pretty rare...an apology. Of course, it would not come from congress, the president, the media or the banking sector. This apology came from GM.
“At times we violated your trust by letting our quality fall below industry standards and our designs become lackluster,” wrote GM. “We have proliferated our brands and dealer network to the point where we lost adequate focus on our core U.S. market.” What’s more GM said it wrongly focused on pick-ups and SUVs over other brands and as a result “paid dearly.”
Bluntly.....GM......I really don't deserve your apology. I asked for your pick-ups and your SUVs....because I wanted them. The thirty other million Americans out there with GM pick-ups and SUVs...wanted the same DAMN thing.
Its amusing as I sit here.....I get an apology from the one group that I really didn't need it.....yet I still wait on CNN, Fox, Newsweek, and even congress.....to give me a simple apology.
The American public demanded pick-ups. We demanded vehicles with power. We demanded SUV's that could haul twelve folks even though the family never had more than four riders in the SUV. We wanted vehicles which got 18 miles per gallon. We demanded vehicles that failed crash tests. We even asked for vehicles with names.....that we could not even pronounce. So tonight, as darkness falls across GM's great brand.....we pause and wonder just how low they will crawl.....to get some money from political figures in DC who have no idea how to build a car and really don't care.