Friday, November 15, 2013

In Funniest Palin-Hit Piece Ever "Palin's Fleeting Appeal" Is A Caution For The Car Wash Industry

This has to be the funniest Palin article of all time. A Mr. Mike Perry seems to find a relationship between the career of Governor Palin, as he sees it and the all important car wash industry. Mr. Perry is described, surely as a maestro of insight for all things poltical, as "Mike Perry is a columnist for Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine. 

That, five years later, Governor Palin is a huge personality, has millions of followers in the conservative wing-at least- of the GOP and, if making money is Mr. Perry's major emphasis is no doubt outdoing anyone in the car wash business takes away from his them of irrelevancy and failure.

As for political irrelevancy Mr. Perry is obviously unaware of of how Senators Cruz and Fischer, to name just two, got into the senate in 2012. Her effect on the 2010 elections was profound, it continued in 2012 and will be a major talking point for 2014. As for 2016 we will have to wait  and see. You can view Mr. Perry at the ICS site AT THIS LINK

But I am keeping you from Mr.Perry's great feat of correlating Governor Palin with the all important car wash industry-here you go (Emphasis mine for (enhanced) comic effect:

Increasing Carwash Revenue



"I liked Sarah Palin.

Millions of others did too.
When she appeared on the national stage five years ago, her impact was stunning.
Never had I seen an unknown public official gain such media attention.
She was energetic and very engaging, a fresh new face. Many believed Palin could make a critical difference in our affairs.

How could anyone with so little real experience and national exposure, I thought, create such an amazing splash?
It was especially impressive to see how Palin could speak so confidently and comfortably with many others.
Naturally, I wanted to know more.
Then it occurred to me, someone very much like Sarah Palin could have an immediate and critical impact on the car wash market as well.

Would this hypothetical development be a generally good thing, I wondered, for both operators and suppliers?
Moving back to the summer of 2008, as I observed Palin closer, I began to have some troubling doubts.
She was mostly about the “sizzle,” I thought, and not too much interested in preparing and delivering the finest steak.
Ultimately, I decided that her appeal to me was only superficial, and that she lacked real insight and understanding of some very critical human and national issues.
Not surprisingly, others came to a similar conclusion.
“She doesn’t take us anywhere,” veteran Republican strategist Alex Castellanos said recently of Palin’s sudden fall from grace.

Putting aside Palin’s unmistakable appeal and obvious gifts was necessary for her political party to move forward.
“Her stature will continue to diminish,” predicted Castellanos, “because she is not leading.”
What about you and your carwash?

In your market segment, would consumers consider you to be the industry leader, the “carwash of choice” in your three to five mile market?

In a competitive and fast-paced retail environment, successful business owners are very much like aspiring politicians.
Learn from Palin’s celebrated but disappointing roller coaster ride.
She may no longer be relevant in the political arena, but it clearly behooves you to seek and earn a more prominent position in your market in 2014."

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