AutoNation CEO Says High Gas Prices Are Good For You, AutomakersAndrew Stoy6/09/08 1:00pmFiled to: I Feel Gassyauto nationAutoNationAutoNation CEO Mike JacksonAutonation CEOAutonation Gas Pricesgasoline pricesHigh Gas Pricehigh gas pricesJacksonLet's Refuel AmericaMike JacksonCafeCeoEconomyFuelGasGas PricesGasolineIndustry News24EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation (and thus America's number one car salesman), finally breaks taboo and utters the unthinkable: High gas prices are a good thing. "You have to tell the American people the truth," he says. "Energy costs are going to be higher." Oh Mike, Mike, Mike. Don't you know that the first rule of Car Club is that gas will always be cheap? And if it isn't, then you make it cheap, a-la Chrysler's "Let's Refuel America?" Mr. Jackson's poignant, thoughtful wacky rationale after the jump.