Buying or leasing a new car or truck is a big investment, especially in this current economic recession.
This is a time when car dealers need to be on their knees and practically begging you to make a sale, acting polite and treating you with respect. This is especially true for certain car companies that received big government bailouts, or any dealer that sells products manufactured by the UAW.
So why am I seeing car commercials with foreigners yelling “SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!” while flashing bright signs and balloons by the cars, or having a truck commercial use UGA head football coach Mark Richt as the special personality (they aren’t exactly having a great year now, are they?), or having some macho guy acting all tough and telling me to “be American and buy American!”?
Are people buying cars these days just so dumb that car companies have to yell and throw famous people at them to get them to buy a new vehicle, or are the car companies just getting out of hand with their advertising?
Just the other day I finished reading The Teeth of the Tiger, a novel actually written by Tom Clancy unlike EndWars, which merely had his famous name written on the cover.
As far as this novel went, I could easily tell that it was written by Clancy, but I wish that it wasn’t. It’s not everyday that you can call such a talented and educated author’s piece of work as being garbage, but sadly, this is just such an example.
The Teeth of the Tiger is another novel that takes a look at international terrorism striking here in the U.S. We’ve seen this before in examples such as The Sum of All Fears, Debt of Honor and Rainbow Six, and in those cases Clancy handled the situations nearly flawlessly. But here in The Teeth of the Tiger, Clancy only gets partial credit for his work.