Steve Rattner, via the New York TimesEnlarge Photo
Yesterday was an important moment for domestic automakers: former investment banker and de facto head honcho of Obama's auto task force, Steve Rattner, had his first chat with the media.
Reading through the reports, we have to admit that the guy makes a good impression. (Then again, he's got a background in communications, so he knows how to talk all highfalutin' and fancy-like.) Here are a few quotes we've plucked from his interview with The Detroit News:
In the end, Rattner didn't utter anything truly shocking. To several of us here at TCC, he sounded like a retiree living on a fixed income who's trying to figure out how to buy 3G cell phones for his yappy grandchildren--which is to say, friendly but guarded, and still looking at options. At the very least, it sounds like he's open to hearing what Detroit has to say.