The White House has asked that Richard Wagoner step down as Chairman and CEO of GM.
Now, it's true that GM is asking for federal assistance. And it might be true, for all I know, that Wagoner did a lousy job (on the other hand, maybe he did a good job with what he had to work with). But isn't there something just a little...disturbing about the President of the U.S. making a call like this? Maybe I wouldn't find it quite as unsettling if the White House were also calling for Congress to take some punitive - even if only symbolic - action against Chris Dodd and Barney Frank (although that might well be interpreted as an inappropriate step for a president to take, given the division of power in government). Nonetheless, in the context of Obama's now-unmistakable goal of increasing the power of the state, I think this smells.
Update: Not everybody's on board with socialism, yet. Join the tea party!
Update II: Unfortunately, some people are on board with the whole Brownshirt thing.