RUSH: Doug from Myrtle Beach, welcome to the show. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, right?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Great to have you on the program.
CALLER: Thank you. Mega dittos. I wanted to comment about the notion of appointing an outsider as a car czar, and that is that the person that was at the helm of General Motors prior to Rick Wagoner was a man by the name of Ron Zarella that had come to General Motors from Bausch & Lomb and had no automotive experience.
RUSH: Bausch & Lomb, the lens people, let you see clearly.
CALLER: Yes. And so based on his track record if anybody thinks that an outsider can be a car czar and help the auto industry, I have two words for you: Pontiac Aztec.
RUSH: (laughing) You people are killing me here. Pontiac. Were you on the Pontiac Aztec design team and got fired or something? (laughing)
CALLER: No. No. But I was at the Detroit Auto Show the year that they revealed the production version of that vehicle, and at the same time they showed the, quote, unquote, ‘prototype’ for the Pontiac Vibe, which is a smaller car.
RUSH: Yeah, we’ve driven the Vibe.
CALLER: And the Vibe, I’m sitting there looking at this thing, standing on one side of the aisle looking at the Vibe, thinking, ‘That’s a really cool looking car.’
CALLER: And then turning over and looking at the other side of the aisle and going, ‘Who came up with that idea?’
RUSH: And that’s the Bausch & Lomb guy that can see clearly now?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Okay. Doug, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, thanks much for the phone call. A lot of people ask me, ‘Rush, why is Bush is insistent that he appoint the car czar? Why is Bush wanting to do this? Why is Bush pushing this bailout?’ I don’t know, ladies and gentlemen, but I could hazard a wild guess, like the journalists do today. They may as well be forecasting the weather now rather than reporting the news.