With this kind of phony response to the criticism of their taking private jets to DC to beg for bailout money, the auto execs won’t be able to help but endear themselves to their fellow phonies in Congress:

This time, GM Chief Rick Wagoner will drive a company car to Washington instead of flying by corporate jet as he seeks a government bailout, a spokesman says.

Take a plane to ask for $25 billion, no way! Drive to ask for $25 billion and we’ll talk. When will business executives learn that private jets are to be used only by environmentalists and green politicians to fly to global warming summit meetings?

GM’s CEO Wagoner pledged to arrive in Washington in a Chevrolet Malibu hybrid sedan, and dangit, he kept that promise!

Here’s the environmentally-friendly Malibu hybrid that Wagoner rode in from Detroit to DC:

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