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It used to be a President would give his right nut for the opportunity to meet-n-greet and grip-n-grin with the leaders of the three domestic automakers in the Oval Office. Come on, they're like, titans of industry and they make huge-ass stuff — cars! That means jobs — and jobs mean people — and people mean votes — and votes mean gravy train — and gravy good. Right? Well, it's like something's changed. Now, President Bush's decided to cancel their grip-n-grin cause he can't muster the votes to pass his li'l CAFE standards bill — so it looks as though the domestic automakers have been relegated to a legislative reception in a moldy ol' room in the Cannon House Office Building basement — and we hear the catering'll be crappy this year too. That's totally not gravy train.

President postpones visit with Big 3 executives [internal]

Breaking!: Bush Thinks Domestic Automakers Relevant? [internal]