"This plant indirectly supports hundreds of other jobs right here in Toledo," Obama told the workers at Chrysler. "After all, without you, who'd eat at Chet's or Inky's or Rudy's? Manufacturers from Michigan to Massachusetts are looking for new engineers to build advanced batteries for American-made electric cars. And obviously, Chet's and Inky's and Zinger's, they'll all have your business for some time to come."Are you starting to feel like Pagliacci? It's kinda funny, but it kills you to laugh when the economy is in taters and businesses are in hard straights. Mark continues:
A couple of days later, Chet's announced it was closing after nine decades. "It was the economy and the smoking ban that hurt us more than anything," said the owner.
"I'm not concerned about a double-dip recession," Obama said last week.Oh, man! Pagliacci ain't in it. Read the whole thing here.
Nor would I be if I had government housing, a car and driver, and a social secretary for the missus. But I wonder if it's such a smart idea to let one's breezy insouciance out of the bag when you're giving a press conference.