From the FT:
Chrysler declared its new alliance with Fiat would enhance its long-term viability yesterday in an apparent bid by the Detroit carmaker to strengthen its case for billions of extra dollars in US government aid.
This is interesting. When I saw the headline about Fiat's alliance with Chrysler, I thought, is this going to hurt their chances for bailout money? Will there be an outcry in Cogress about giving money to a "foreign" company? But apparently Chrysler thinks it will be the opposite: a stable, foreign partner will increase its chances for bailout money.