Via Verum Serum, here's that exchange:
While you're digesting that, take a look at this from the Detroit News:
Before his ouster as GM’s CEO, Fritz Henderson proposed moving GM headquarters from Detroit’s Renaissance Center to the automaker’s Tech Center in Warren, arguing it would save money, and symbolize a commitment by the company’s leadership to be more hands-on managers.According to Rattner, the decision ultimately came down from Rahm Emanuel that GM could not move to Warren.
Rattner praised the idea. But a White House aide, Brian Deese, who has been heavily involved in auto policy, denounced it.
“Are you out of your mind?” Rattner quoted Deese as saying. “Think what it would do to Detroit.”
Henderson proposed donating the iconic headquarters on the Detroit River to the city. Detroit received $20 million in tax revenue from GM.
Sounds like meddling, doesn't it.
Big h/t to Verum Serum