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How to Win Patriots and Influence Consumers: 'Buy American'

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Thinking of purchasing a car? Your options remain plentiful, and deals are readily available as the auto industry is eager to make sales in these rough economic times. But if you happened to be headed to Universal City Nissan, a sign on the hill above the dealership might have you thinking twice about your decision to go with the import.

LAist Featured Photos pool contributor James Herman spotted the signage and stopped to take this shot of a cleverly placed billboard hovering above the Nissan dealership. The "Buy American" sign with the GM logo, however, isn't on Universal City Nissan's property, and is in a place where, according to an employee, many people frequently advertise. "It's not ours," the employee said via telephone, but offered no insight as to who placed the message there, nor any comment regarding the nature of the message. "It's a billboard."

So is this GM's new campaign?