March 05, 2007

Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week

Jack Alford of Wilmington wins this week with the following call for Americans to "be patriotic":

President George Bush says the economy is great. The workers for GM, Ford, and Chevrolet do not have any knowledge of the same, with all of the big layoffs and the obvious shutdown of Chrysler's plant in Newark.

I have had many automobiles, all of them American-made. I never had a lemon. Americans need to be more patriotic and buy American products for the good of this country.

"Buying American" makes one patriotic? It can also make one stupid, especially if they like spending a lot of needless money for repairs.

Sorry Jack, but as they say, "dissent is patriotic." If the car-makers want us to buy their product, they have to put out a good product. And while you personally may never have purchased a lemon, every American car my family has owned (including one -- and only one -- for my own nuclear family) turned out to be a piece of crap.

Posted by Hube at March 5, 2007 05:16 PM | TrackBack

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Not that this is on the subject...but COOL new logo! It's all Superman-like!

Posted by: AnonymousOpinion at March 5, 2007 10:50 PM

I hope Jack is not too disappointed to know that Chrysler is no longer an American company. I'd love to buy American but it's just not possible in this day and age. If I did indeed, buy ONLY American, I would not buy anything from Chrysler. I wonder if Jack jumped on the Japanese bandwagon in the 60's and 70's when Japanese electronics first started making their way to our shores. I wonder if he feels the pain electronics workers felt when their jobs were sold out to offshore companies.

Posted by: Al at March 7, 2007 09:41 PM