Models Are Being Held Accountable for Auto Industry’s Sins

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Sammy got so tired of answering questions about government bailouts that he walked off the stage. Photo: Getty Images

Attendees at the New York Auto Show have been giving spokesmodels a hard time about the large government bailouts of the car companies, despite the fact that said models are employed by temp agencies and don't actually know anything about the automotive industry. Per the Times: “One G.M. presenter said a woman told her the company was responsible for the death of American soldiers in Iraq. The logic went like this: if G.M. made more fuel-efficient cars, the country would not need so much oil, and if the country did not need oil, United States troops would never have invaded. 'I didn’t say anything,' recalled the presenter, who like many others here declined to give her name because she is not supposed to speak to the news media. 'What can you possibly say? 'Thanks?'" [NYT]