Which you already knew, this just makes what's happening to GM dealers even worse(if possible):
Rep Barney Frank (D-Mass.) won a stay of execution on Thursday for a General Motors plant in his district that the automaker had announced it would close.
No other lawmaker has managed to halt the GM ax. As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Frank oversees the government’s bailout program, known as TARP. Frank’s staff said the lawmaker spokes with GM CEO Fritz Henderson on Wednesday and convinced him to keep the Norton, Mass. plant open for at least 14 months.
'Convinced'; let's see, is that a euphemism for 'threatened' or 'bribed'? Or both, considering Frank, miserable little bastard that he is.