Y'know, when a Democrat President loses the Washington Post...well.
Beseems the Post has found a wee bit of fudging in Mr. Obama's rousing speech on his administration's salvation of the auto industry -- and they're citin' facts and figures.
When your spin is so blatant even you own side can't bring itself to remain quiet about it, it might be time to give it up. Why, heck, even The Wiener managed to do that much after he was taken to task.
The President, though? He's convinced his phonily-rosy claims of having stiffened Detroit's "recovery" with a diamond-shaped blue pill of no-cost fed.gov assistance are Just Fine.*
Facts: why face them when you can just give a nice-sounding speech instead? It's the D.C. way.
* I have this vision of U.S. auto industry execs receiving spammy e-mail from the Feds: "MAKE your business LAST and LAST! Quicker RECOVERY! Customers will faint from PLEASURE!" Etc. And, of course, 2/3 of them actually bought into it.
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