You have to balance that against the opportunity to get rid of two of your biggest competitors. Problems with the nation's economy would have a minor temporary effect on Ford, getting rid of GM and Chrysler would have a major, long-term effect on Ford. Ordinarily, you take the major long-term positive effect and deal with the minor short-term negative effect. There must have been something else that caused Ford to support GM. This is the business world. You know, dog-eat-dog? Brutal competition? Without the union and supplier issues, it is an absolute no-brainer. You keep your mouth shut and hope the other companies go under, or at least, have so many problems that it renders them non-competitive for a decade or more. And because Honda in particular was using some of the same suppliers that GM and Chrysler were, and kept quiet during the bailout, I tend to believe that the union issue was the primary motivator for Mulally to support a bailout for GM and Chrysler.