Toyota’s cars are perfectly safe – it’s all just a big union and trial lawyer conspiracy

Hmmm.. Republican governor is facing a reelection.  He defends a big corporation, and bashes unions and trial lawyers.  No surprise there.  

Washington -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended Toyota Motor Corp., suggesting that "union activists" and others are pushing criticism of the automaker.

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"The company has taken big steps to enhance its reputation for quality and to repair vehicles," Perry wrote. "It does sometimes appear, however, that the negative news is being encouraged by plaintiffs' trial lawyers, union activists and those interested in cutting into Toyota's market share."

Source: Texas governor backs Toyota | | The Detroit News

How I wish that Rick Perry would just “get on down the road.”  Bonus points if you get the reference.