• Apr 11th 2007 at 6:51PM
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With all the speculation about the future of Chrysler and who might buy them, Ann Arbor News business columnist Rick Haglund has floated an interesting idea that I hadn't seen publicly uttered previously. How about Al Gore leading a takeover of the Auburn Hills group and turning it into the greenest major car-maker on the planet? Although improbable, it's not an altogether ridiculous idea.

Gore is Chairman of private equity fund Generation Management LLC which could probably raise the cash to make a serious bid. As Democrat, Gore might have a better chance of cutting some kind of deal with UAW president Ron Gettilfinger than Kirk Kerkorian or other bidders, and it would give Gore the opportunity to do something tangible besides just presenting his slide show. Check out Rick's column for his entire argument, it certainly raises some interesting possibilities.

[Source: Ann Arbor News, thanks to Tim for the tip]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      What do you mean? The guy invented the Internet for Crissake!! He's gonna turn Chrysler around in not time. Everybody's going to be SO happy and the cars won't even need engines to run!
      • 8 Years Ago
      And where would Gore get the capital needed to retrofit Chrysler's factories to install all this nifty "green" stuff?

      Right. That's what I thought.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Al “chicken little” Gore should buy a conscience and stop being such a hypocrite.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "He's gonna turn Chrysler around in not time. Everybody's going to be SO happy and the cars won't even need engines to run!" --Arnie

      ya, that makes sense right. moron.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, and then we will discover that creating a slideshow is a lot easier than doing something tangible.

      If we go by Gore's political record, a Jeep Wrangler will end up costing $50k