Six years ago, Hummer was a perfect metaphor for America: Gleefully belligerent muscle passing for greatness. Now, alas, the Chinese own it. Hey, it's still a perfect metaphor for America!


China's Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co will buy the fleet of armored metaphors for $150 million dollars, which is even less than the already-embarrassing $500 million figure thrown around in June. That still might be overpaying. Hummers cannot be long for world with $4 gasoline. I wish the boys of STHIMC the best.

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