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March 18, 2009

(For An Instant) Pink Is The New Green

Liddy Code Pink.jpg

I was interested in your take on this picture from the Congress – Edward Liddy/AIG showdown today. For my money (heh, heh), Liddy’s instinct to actually reach out to and dignify the Code Pink protesters was an off-note mostly exposing how this guy has been calibrated to an absolutely stratospheric level of damage control.

It’s almost as if his PR people approached the hearing today with the working question: What would a CEO Jesus do?

(image: Jason Reed/Reuters. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises. Washington, March 18, 2009)

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