There’s always an interesting group of emails I get after a review runs.
On Saturday, I made it perfectly clear that I think the Chevrolet Suburban is a fine vehicle, especially for anyone who needs to carry lots of people. Really, it’s was just a fun piece to write with a touch of Christmas spirit.
Of course, the Suburban is a bit of a classic — as in, it’s not likely to be around forever — but that doesn’t matter to some readers. They’re take on it is blindly following talking points they have heard over and over.
Here is one email (in its entirety) I received on Christmas day:
Only stupid people buy GM or Chrysler cars. Doing so, rewards bad behavior. Why should taxpayers fund these uncompetitive manufactures and get stick with the bill created by a criminal BO (The Stench in the White House) government.
If there’s one more town, I’ll be going!
Now, I could take this message to heart if I could even make sense of the last line. But it’s more of a misspelled form rant than an actual complaint about the Suburban.
Technically, buying a GM or Chrysler vehicle would help that company and thus help the shareholders — which include the US government, in the case of GM, that is.
Chrysler has already paid back its loans, with interest, and thus made taxpayers money, as well as saved a Detroit institution, and kept tens of thousands of people employed.
I would have responded earlier, but on Christmas, I just left any hate out there for haters to relish.