He went into the jungle/Where all the monkeys throw nuts/If I stay here I’ll go nuts/Hooray hooray hooray!
– “Hurray for Captain Spaulding,” from Animal Crackers, starring the Marx Brothers; lyrics and music by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby

The Big Three automobile makers’ CEOs drove to last week’s Congressional hearings — an improvement, I suppose, over flying in separate corporate jets.

Ford made a credible case, and while giving the guy credit is painful given my past criticism of his compensation (“Fix Or Repair Daily,” KJR, 3/12/2007), Ford’s CEO, Alan Mullaly apparently took my advice two years ago (I’m sure he reads KJR — aren’t you?)