The top Republican in the U.S. House ventured into the dealer arbitration corral with a pistol aimed at General Motors -- but he ended up shooting himself in the foot.
House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a June 11 statement congratulating an Ohio dealership in his district, saying the store "has prevailed in arbitration with GM."
Boehner said he got the scoop from GM. His spokesman demanded to know why GM hadn't told the store, Rose Chevrolet of Hamilton.
It turns out there was a miscommunication. The arbitrator hadn't handed down a decision after all. A chastened Boehner issued a new statement of support for the dealership last week without any reference to the arbitration.