I heard a guy on the radio give a suggested scenario of the Big 3 asking Congress for a bailout:
CEOs are seated at a small desk off to the side of the room, alone.
An aide appears and asks, "How much to you want to borrow and what do you want your monthly payments to be?"
Regardless of the answer the aide says, "Well, I don't know. Let me check with my manager."
Aide disappears around the corner.
Thirty minutes later a different aide appears and rechecks the figures and makes a counter-offer much less beneficial to the Big 3 before he leaves to check with his manager.
This should go on for at least 1 1/2 hours.
Finally, Dick Cheney walks out and they start from the beginning.
(It should happen!)