John Cole has come up with “A Bailout Plan the GOP Can Support.” After years of having it pointed out to him that violence in Iraq is comparable to that in Detroit and other American metro areas — and noting that Michigan has a large Muslim population — he put two and two together.
We need to invade Michigan and rebuild the state from the ground up. We will be greeted as liberators, we have clear supply lines, and we can easily rebuild the auto industry with the kind of money we spend on other countries we invade. Hell, our new Secretary of State, Hillary of Clinton, spent the better part of the past year fighting for the rights of average folks from Michigan, so think of the good will we have with the public. This is very doable. Just tell Congress we will give KBR no-bid contracts to fix Detroit.
In addition to being mildly amusing, it has at least as good a chance of working as handing $15 billion to the folks who ran the best automobile firms on the planet into the ground.