Does Nobody Think Things Through Anymore?

So this showed up in my email folder yesterday:

That's right: in order to celebrate the American olympic team, Mattel is offering a model of a German remake of a British car -- a model that is manufactured in China or Thailand.

That there's absolutely nothing American about this car has apparently escaped everyone in the decision-making process that led to this model being offered.

Now while there's little that can be done about where the model is made, there have been tons of quality American-designed and built cars rendered as Hot Wheels that would be a more fitting salute to their athletes -- and I say that as someone who has a poor opinion of American-made cars.