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On Tuesday, November 14, the CEO's of the three Detroit based car-makers finally got the White House meeting that they've been waiting for so many months. GM's Rick Wagoner, Chrysler's Tom LaSorda, and Ford's Alan Mulally got to sit down with the President in the oval office for about an hour. Today the three companies issued a joint statement about the meeting and it has some interesting details about energy policy. Among the highlights were a voluntary committment to making half of their annua

President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other administration officials met with auto executives for just over an hour yesterday. Discussion topics included health care, energy and trade issues, according to a report from the Associated Press. Repeating their message from before the meeting, the auto execs said again they don't want a bailout from the government, just, well, what can we call it? Help? Advice? A push in the right direction? What defines a bailout, anyway? Would the governme