Obama to name the GM Board of Directors

Just remember that Obama isn't going to actually going to be running the company, he is just going to name the people who will be running the company.

The Obama administration will play a key role in reshaping General Motors' board of directors over the next six months, potentially giving it even greater control in the management of the storied American manufacturer.

The president's auto task force plans to consult with the company as it replaces a majority of its board, a White House official said. The board today largely consists of the current and former chiefs of major U.S. corporations such as Coca-Cola, Ernst & Young, Pfizer and Eastman Kodak. It is not known which of the 12 board members will leave.

The president said Monday that "the United States government has no interest in running GM." But in practice it is already exerting tremendous influence over it, a situation that has triggered fierce debate over how much power the government should wield over the companies that it aids. . . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a good conversation regarding this issue and many other issues regarding Chrysler and GM here: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/04/01/autoblog-podcast-121/

I can't fathom what is going to happen to these companies now. If they had a crystal ball in November, when they lost their bailout in Senate; they should have not taken TARP money and tried their luck in bankrupcy court.

4/02/2009 9:20 AM  

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