Let's talk about a special kind of bigotry.
The globe-trotting New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wants General Motors to go bankrupt and Toyota to run things.
Why? Toyota sells hybrid cars, which Friedman argues will save the world from the disaster caused by the deplorable GM.
His argument is a pure expression of anti-American, pro-Anybody Else nonsense. It's a romantic fantasy that "those others" are on the side of the angels, while our guys are a bunch of dunderheads.
Check your data, Tom. Toyota is doubling the size of its V-8 engine plant in Alabama to make 300,000 big V-8s for the huge new pickups to be assembled in Texas. And Toyota already has a lineup of heavy, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs (Land Cruiser, LX 470, Sequoia, GX 470, 4Runner, made chiefly in Japan) that is more than a match for GM or any other automaker, domestic or import.
Here's what Friedman wrote: "If I am rooting for General Motors to go bankrupt and be bought out by Toyota, does that make me a bad person?
"... Having Toyota take over General Motors - which based its business strategy on building gas-guzzling cars, including the idiot Hummer, scoffing at hybrid technology and fighting congressional efforts to impose higher mileage standards on U.S. automakers - would not only be in America's economic interest, it would also be in America's geopolitical interest."