Congress didn't like it very much when the heads of the Big Three automakers flew to Washington to testify on Capitol Hill about how much their companies -- Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler -- need a $25 billion swig from the national feeding trough. The Washington Post begins its story on their day on Capitol Hill with the chirpy line, "There are 24 daily nonstop flights from Detroit to the Washington area. Richard Wagoner, Alan Mulally and Robert Nardelli probably should have taken one of them." Mr. Wagoner runs General Motors, Mr. Mulally runs Ford, and Mr. Nardelli runs Chrysler. Each of them flew on their company jet to Washington to beg Congress for a share of $25 billion of public money. Congressman Gary Ackerman (New York) deadpanned to the three executives, "Couldn't you all have downgraded to first class or jetpooled or something?"