Here's a great piece from The Atlantic's website about George Romney, Mitt's father, who was a bold, thoughtful leader -- someone who didn't cower from the truth, didn't pander to his audiences.
In the 1950s and 1960s, at the very height of American automobile dominance, and at a moment when his American Motors Corporation teetered on the edge of insolvency, Romney was calling out the Big Three automakers for a lack of engineering innovation -- "most present-day automobiles are the lineal descendents of the ox-cart," he said -- and for pandering to consumers' egos.
"Cars 19 feet long, weighing two tons, are used to run a 118-pound housewife three blocks to the drug store for a two-ounce package of bobby pins and lipstick," Romney told the Motor City Traffic Club of Detroit in a 1955 speech titled, "The Dinosaur In the Driveway."
Too bad Mitt isn't half the man his father was.
Posted on February 28, 2012 at 06:21 PM |Permalink
I have some colleagues who just don't get it! Surely, you encounter the same problem with some of your colleagues and friends. Why don't these people understand that an expression of empathy is different from an apology. Good lord.