Updated: 6:07 p.m. News reporters like to find news. One definition of news is anything that makes a newspaper's city editor say: "No fooling!" (Actually, I cleaned it up a bit.)
There wasn't anything today that rose to that level, although there some nice nuggets and insights.
But on balance, the time spent here today has been worth it to get a notion of how our tax dollars are being spent/invested.
At the end of the day, Sergio Marchionne emphasizes that the TARP and EDC loans will be repaid by or before 2014. It seems possible. if management's assumptions are right.
You know, any time a new manager takes over a team or a company or a government, there is the temptation to describe with alarm and disbelief the disarray they found. Some times you can dismiss it as politics.
But not today.
Having seen how the crew from Daimler looted Chrysler, and how Cerberus mis-ran the joint, I understand the size if the task facing Marchionne and his entire team.
So can the five year-plan work?
It could happen.