This Detroit News column by Frank Beckmann . . .
Instead of grilling Barra, Congress should be calling her predecessors — Rick Wagoner, Fritz Henderson, Ed Whitaker and Dan Akerson — to find out what they knew or why they didn’t take action.
And while they’re at it, they can bring in Steven Rattner, the former Obama auto czar, an “all hat-no cattle” overseer who claimed to know everything about the restructuring of GM through its bankruptcy.
. . . is the only reference to Obama “Car Czar” Steve Rattner in any news publication in the month of April, outside of this blog and others quoting this blog, at least according to a Google News search.
For what it’s worth, Charlie LeDuff, correspondent for the local Fox affiliate in Detroit, had a spectacular confrontation with Representative Henry Waxman, who chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during the bailout of GM. Waxman storms away from the correspondent after LeDuff rather angrily asks Waxman why he and his committee, allegedly watching over the bailout process, didn’t know about the danger from the faulty switches. Some argue that the confrontation generates more heat than light.