Habamus War Czar! Gen. Douglas Lute has been named caddy for the George Bush Desert Classic. Going out on a limb here but I don’t think Lute’s name will wind up in the history books next to George C. Marshall or Henry “Old Brains” Halleck — the best that he can hope for is that it doesn’t end up next to Custer’s. Why not take the job? There’s no real downside. The blame has already been laid. They must be rejoicing in Baghdad tonight.
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But I digress…
- An automotive three-way: OK, so let me see if I can get this correct … plans are afoot to discuss an alliance between Renault, GM & Nissan? This is the Axis of Incompetent. Word has it that the alliance is only including Renault because Yugo had gone out of business. Renault doesn’t have a very good track record when it comes to US auto partners — last time it was the entirely forgettable American Motors Corp. and the result was a car called … The Alliance. Actually this could turn out to be a great move for the auto industry as a whole. Put these three companies together and you have overwhelming lead in the expertise needed to lose market share, build unreliable cars and throw good money after bad. This is like an alliance between the Cubs, the Knicks and the NHL. Next up: When the Titanic merged with the Hindenburg. Or a Dukakis & Dole ticket.
- LATE ADD>>> Here’s another to add to the coalition of the clueless: US Airways. CEO Doug Parker says his co., which is the result of a merger between US Airways and America West (formerly the 7th & 8th largest carriers in the US, now the 15th largest, er 5th largest), would be interested in merging with either Delta or Northwest which are both bankrupt.
- Envy, envy, envy — on my part: David Fine tells of a press release that makes the Diva Cup look humble and understated. Suggestion to Newman PR: SHUT UP.
- Now THAT’S innovation: A sanitary handle for shopping carts that you can carry with you. I feel safer already.