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Randy's Ramblings: Playing politics with the auto industry is playing with fire

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On a recent visit to Dave Holt Ford to take a photo of the dealership's new salesman, Tony Gruber, it occurred to me to ask the owner what he thought about the hubbub in Washington, D.C., over efforts to rescue U.S. automakers.

"They're playing with fire," was Holt's assessment of the politicians who torpedoed a deal by congressional Democrats and the Bush White House to extend $14 billion in emergency loans to the automakers.

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