When Bob Lutz rejoined General Motors in 2001, I wrote that he'd be worth billions to GM -- if Rick Wagoner could tolerate some "mistakes and the occasional insult to one corner or another of his company."
And now the Lutz era is over at GM.
Yeah, he had to backtrack on "damaged brands." (They WERE damaged; now they're dead.)
And he gained scorn in some circles for call global warming "a total crock of shit."(Stephen Colbert ate him up on the motives for GM's environmental initiatives.)