Deep thought

It’s important for the government to bail out GM, so that GM can continue as one of the main sponsors of talk radio diatribes against government (and government bailouts).

… reminds me of a small irony from last summer that I never got around to blogging: at the same time all the radio talkers were mocking Obama for suggesting that we keep our tires inflated, one of the carmakers was pushing a brand new innovation — self-monitoring tires which inform you when they need inflating. So you’d go directly from a rant about the idiocy of thinking you can improve mileage by keeping your tires properly inflated to a commercial about how you can definitely improve mileage by keeping your tires properly inflated. In one absolutely classic moment I caught on my car radio late one night, Laura Ingraham was the ranter — and was also the person who read the immediately subsequent commercial copy.