They were all together Thursday at Galpin Ford in the Valley, rallying the troops. The KFI team led the charge, but it was Galpin boss Bert Boeckmann who had to be the happiest. He gave the maximum $21,200 to Schwarzenegger in the election and another ten grand for the inauguration fund, and he got to have the new Guv stop by and urge everyone to buy more cars. Boeckmann stands to gain more than most from Schwarzenegger's elimination of the car tax. October, when the higher fee kicked in, was the lowest sales month at Galpin in 15 or 20 years, the Daily News says. (Oops. Upon further surfing, I see Steve Lopez' entire L.A. Times column is about the governor and Galpin, and he says between Boeckmann and his wife Jane they actually invested more than $50,000 in Schwarzenegger.)
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