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Bill Ford out as Ford CEO. The press release from Don and Tim Wildmon should be out shortly, as they like to think their anti-gay bleating and emails were responsible for the automaker’s falling sales (as opposed to Honda and Toyota kicking Ford’s patootie).

Bill Ford, who struggled for five years to steer Ford Motor Co. toward financial stability, is stepping down as chief executive and is being replaced by Alan Mulally, a top executive from the airplane maker Boeing Co.

…Mulally, 61, was widely praised for being a key architect of the resurgence of Boeing’s commercial airplanes unit over the past couple of years. He was a top candidate for the Boeing CEO job last year but the company went outside instead to select aerospace veteran Jim McNerney, then the 3M Co. chief executive.

In announcing Mulally’s appointment to Ford employees, Bill Ford said in an e-mail that Ford’s turnaround effort “required the additional skills of an executive who has led a major manufacturing enterprise through such challenges before.”

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