Hmmm… Yesterday, I posted an entry talking about how there are some Monmouth University alumni and undergraduates who are hooting and hollering about Governor Chris Christie speaking at this year’s Commencement. In short, they are spewing straight lies that are clearly untrue on their face. Today, I have an entry talking about some lying that our friends and Governm- sorry, I mean General Motors might be doing.
This is the text of an e-mail that I received from General Motors at the end of last week:
We are proud to announce we have repaid our government loan – in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule. We realize we still have more to do. Our goal is to exceed every expectation you’ve set for us. We’re designing, building and selling the best cars and trucks in the world. Like the award-winning Chevy Malibu, the all-new Buick LaCrosse, the versatile Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and the innovative GMC Terrain, just to name a few. We invite you to learn more about the new GM and join our community, by visiting gm.com.
Now, if I’m not mistaken it has already been proven that while General Motors has paid off its government loan, they paid off those bailout funds with other bailout funds! Now come on, people. Is that really a smart issue to build a marketing campaign around? Even after the most basic of “digging” do you begin to find that General Motors has not, in fact, repaid its commitments to the government.
Talk about bad form on General Motors’ part. Someone should get fired for that advertising campaign and I would strongly suggest that General Motors’ public relations department kick it into high gear to clean this mess up!