Oh, we know, you're thinking, "I thought they hated Bill Ford. How did I even get to this site, anyway? What's the staff's obsession with Alison Krauss? Sure she's smooth and silky and soft and... I'll be in my bunk."
Here's the background:
Scene, late 2000
Bill Ford (to family members): You want me to do what? Crap!
You see, we all know Mr. Ford didn't want to really run the show, but he was forced into the role when no one else would deal with the Ford family. And Mr. Ford tried his best for about 5 years and has now bowed out, passing the baton to Alan Mulally, a fancy lad from Boeing. We're shocked the family brought an outsider to try his hand at the car game.
The car game. CAR. Mr. Mulally's background is planes. From one company. Is that bad? How did this go down?
Bill Ford (to Alan Mulally): Hey! Weren't you on Will & Grace? That show sure was some kind of funny.
Alan Mulally: Bill, we've been over this. First, I was never on TV and, second, that role was played my Megan Mullally.
Ford: Right, what did I say? So, you had a sex change?
Mulally: Bill, please.
Ford: Not that there's anything wrong with that. I just don't want that preacher man getting in my face again. He was pretty mean. They're all about hate.
Ford: So why did you call me?
Mulally: You called me, Bill.
Ford: Yes! Wanna job? This one blows.
Mulally: Are you offering me a bad job?
Ford: Uhhh, no. It's a sweet gig! Did you see this new convertible? It's awesome.
Mulally: That a Saturn, isn't it?
Ford: Yes. Can you make one of these for us?
Mulally: My background is planes, Bill. You sure I'm right for the role?
Ford: Planes? Those things will never take off.
Mulally: Heh, nice pun.
Ford: I'm married, Alan.
Mulally: Look, I turned Boeing around and I'd love a chance to turn Ford around.
Ford (stands up)
Mulally: Not literally, Bill.
Ford (sits down)
Seriously, we hope the best for Ford. The company made our first new vehicle and it holds a special place in our hearts. Bill Ford, thanks for the memories.
Don't get us wrong. We're worried as hell that Ford didn't find a guy that's all about cars. We were hoping Bill Ford was going to demonstrate that they're new guy could eat a carburetor and crap out lug nuts. Man, that woulda been cooler than hell.