As we said earlier today, President Bush met with the CEOs of America's domestic automakers to discuss the future of domestic vehicles in America and what types of alternative fuels will power those vehicles. Bush met with Chrysler Group president and CEO Tom LaSorda, Ford Motor Company president and CEO Alan Mulally, and General Motors chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. The White House said the scheduled half-hour meeting went for 45 minutes. Toyota and other automakers were not invited.
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