What Should Automakers Atone For This Year?

It's Yom Kipur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which means we are once again giving automakers a chance to seek forgiveness for this year's wrongdoing. Let's help them: what should automakers atone for this year?


The first transgression to come to mind, of the many out there, is the killing of Pontiac. We're not talking about a minor Deuteronomical dietary rule or wearing cloth made of two different threads. We're talking the Decalogue. DO NOT MURDER. It's only three words, GM, you should be able to understand that. Like Abraham you carried Pontiac to the mountain and offered him as a sacrifice to the Carpocalypse, but this time there would be no last minute interference from God. So atone you must, for the Pontiac brand, the G8 GXP, the El Camino, and other vehicles that now will be no more.

This is merely the tip of the repentance iceberg. Help the automakers come to terms with their sins in order to allow them to once again be inscribed into the book of life.

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