"Ass-Backwards" Auto Bailout Deal Will Get Filibuster, Says Senator

01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Associated Press reports that Senator David Vitter of Louisiana has a particularly strong opinion of the proposed auto bailout deal:

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., promised to filibuster the measure, which could delay a final vote for days.

He said the package has an "ass-backwards" approach to curing what ails the U.S. auto industry -- giving carmakers money immediately, and only later demanding that they restructure.

Senator Richard Shelby of neighboring Alabama has also been an outspoken opponent of any government aid to the auto industry, inspiring one automaker sympathizer to attempt to organize an Alabama boycott.