Roger and Me

Roger Smith, former CEO of General Motors has died. You want to know what I love about Roger Smith? Every time his name is mentioned, Michael Moore is also mentioned. This probably makes him roll in his grave, but in the eyes of us mid-michiganites Roger virtually single handedly gutted Flint which is only now starting to turn a corner (in a very tough economic environment).

Moore has gone on to win an oscar, and produced a powerful film about the healthcare system called “Sicko.” GM, on the other hand, is barely hanging on in a market that is being driven by Toyota and Honda who bolstered hybrid vehicles while GM all but ignored this trend up until recently.

What most people do not realize is that Roger partnered with Toyota back in the day to create the Saturn line (which now produces the least expensive hybrid in our market).

Smith was 82.

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