Despite the news about GM filing for bankruptcy, my state should not be the object of pity. We will not be victims: We intend to lead the country in a move from 20th century rust to 21st century green.
We need to acknowledge our share of the responsibility for having "abandoned Detroit." We need to understand that any effort to rebuild the American auto industry requires each of us to start buying American again.
While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a "mail-order bride" to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such.
Smart money is betting Ford Motor Co. among Detroit's Final Three even though it's declined to accept any bailouts from governments.. If so, it means that the industry will end up where it started: cheap and simple.