US: White House praises departed GM chief

By just-auto.com editorial team | 3 December 2009

The Obama administration has praised General Motors' former chief executive Fritz Henderson, who resigned on Tuesday after the company's board decided the automaker needed new leadership.

"Fritz Henderson has done a good job in a period of transition, but the board of directors runs General Motors, not the president of the United States. We were not involved in any of those decisions," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a briefing.