So, here's the deal;
Chrysler, like General Motors, was aided by government loans made under the Bush and Obama administrations in 2008 and 2009. Taxpayers lost up to $1.3 billion lent to Chrysler, and the government no longer owns a stake in the company.
Chrysler had hoped the ad would not become politicized. "It has zero political content," said Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne Monday. "It was not intended to be any type of political overture on our part. We are as apolitical as you can make us...I wasn't expressing a view and certainly nobody inside Chrysler was attempting to influence decisions."
Clint Eastwood isn't particularly partisan, either -- he identifies as a libertarian. He served as nonpartisan mayor of Carmel, Calif., for two years. He supported Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential election but has said he no longer identifies with the GOP and doesn't know who he's voting for in 2012. He has also brushed off critics who read political messages into his films.
Though conservatives have criticized the ad for supporting the auto bailout, Eastwood himself did not support it.
I personally think that Chrysler CEO Sergio Macaroni is full of it! And, tax payers also own about 40 billion worth of Government Motors stock that we can't sell.