I hesitate to disagree with Marcus Smith (above, left, sitting next to his father, Bruton), President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe's Motor Speedway and a guy who knows a thing or two about running a profitable business, but, tough crap.
In the midst of a SceneDaily.com story about -- guess what? -- the deteriorating economy and its impact on NASCAR, the venerable Mr. Smith makes the following, immortal statement:
"It's a very sad day when our government would ever try to tell some of the best businesses in the world how they ought to run the business."
Admittedly, I don't much know about the world of high finance, what with me being a simple wordsmith and all, but there's just something about that sentence that doesn't sit quite right ... now what is it? I can't tell exactly, but ... shoot. What is it that's naggin' on me ... it's right there. What the hell?
Oh, wait! That's right! Um, Mr. Smith, sir? Doesn't the mere fact that these purportedly excellent businesses are in need of a federal bailout and desperate for my tax dollars kind of indicate that they aren't, you know, the best when it comes to business?