There's a great moment in All The President's Men (and repeated in the autobiography A Good Life) where Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee explains how he was the reason for J. Edgar Hoover not getting canned by LBJ:

Once when I was reporting, Lyndon Johnson's top guy gave me the word they were looking for a successor to J. Edgar Hoover. I wrote it and the day it appeared Johnson called a press conference and appointed Hoover head of the FBI for life... And when he was done, he turned to his top guy and the President said, "Call Ben Bradlee and tell him fuck you."

What does this have to do with the Maybach 62 Landaulet going into production? Everything.


After seeing the Maybach 62 Landaulet in person at the Detroit Auto Show, we claimed it was one of the five concepts that wouldn't see production. Clearly, Maybach wasn't going to have its product line dictated to it by Jalopnik, so now the ridiculous convertible limo is going to be made. We're still waiting for Dr. Z to tell Bill Moyers to "Call Mike Spinelli and tell him Fuck You."
[AutoBlog via Motor Authority]