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Wonder why Detroit gets a bad rap?

Was mulling an "all-the-forces-seem-to-be-conspiring-against-Detroit" case Thursday when I spied, in the parking lot, a silver-and-black Dodge Challenger SRT8 powered by a 6.1-liter Hemi. Now? Amid record oil prices, $4-a-gallon gas, semi-hysterical consumers swapping Ford F-150 pickups for Focus compacts, congressional leaders and the presumptive presidential nominees of both parties pushing global climate change legislation that would make any French legislator proud, California vowing to write its own emissions rules and a prevailing public mood that essentially equates big-block V-8s with a pack of unfiltered Camels?

Wonder why Detroit gets a bad rap?
xcel, Jun 7, 2008
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