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Governors defend Toyota, cite federal ‘conflict of interest’
David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington — Four governors strongly defended Toyota Motor Corp.’s safety record and suggested the Obama administration has a “conflict of interest” because of its majority stake in General Motors Co.

The letter, from Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, was the first public defense of the Japanese automaker from prominent U.S. politicians after a series of recalls of 9 million vehicles worldwide.

All four states have close ties to Toyota and operations in their states. They called the company a “valuable friend.” All are Republicans except Beshear, a Democrat.

morphus asked:
These can’t be the same so-called Southern “New American Manufacturers” who told Michigan to let its automotive industry die?

YES, morphus, these are the SAME mofos who could have cared less during, and flapped their yaps during the negotiations on whether the government should save the American automotive industry. I admit it; I want for Detroit to go for the jugular.

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