Lobbyist Z Is All About Ford X

Ford's global lobbying chief, Ziad Ojakli, is fast becoming the Washington area's biggest salesman for the new Taurus X wagon.

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Ford's global lobbying chief, Ziad Ojakli, is fast becoming the Washington area's biggest salesman for the new Taurus X wagon. Z, as he's called, gets a new car about every year and just took delivery of the wagon. "I love it," he gushes about his titanium green model. And so does nearly everybody he runs into, especially at his kids' school, who asks: What's that? Seems Ford hasn't advertised it much. "Many people here have never seen one," he says. So now Z carries a stash of brochures about the X to hand out. "People are always asking about it. They love the third row of seats."