Ray: Hello, you’re on Car Talk.
Caller: Hi, this is Mitt R-
Tommy: No last names, please.
Caller: Okay, this is Mitt from New Hampshire.
Ray: Is that ‘Mitt’ with a ‘Y’?
Caller: Yes – and my “Why?” is: “Why did we spend billions of dollars bailing out the auto industry, when we could have given that money to the big banks?” But I have a car question.
Tommy: You’re from New Hampshire – what kind of pickup do you drive?
Caller: It’s a Silverado. But my question isn’t about the pickup, or the Corvette, or the Mustang, or the 300 – it’s about one of the Cadillacs.
Ray: What’s the problem?
Caller: Well, we have some old bumper stickers on the Caddy. They seemed like a good idea at the time. You know, “Right to Choose,” “Health Care for All,” and so on. We really don’t want to drive around with them on the car anymore.
Ray: What have you tried so far?
Caller: My wife thinks we should have somebody try scrubbing them off with some cleanser. But that seems chancy. I think we should just replace the cars.
Ray: Hmmm. Most bumper stickers should come off without damaging the chrome with a little scraping with acetone thinner.
Tommy: Or you could just have the bumper stickers posthumously rebaptized into Right to Life lettering – IN MY OPINION.
Caller: Hey that’s a great idea! Guys, I have another question about rooftop carriers and Irish setters -
Ray: Sorry Mytt, one question to a customer today.