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Connecticut’s Working Families (ACORN, labor unions, etc.) tour of the homes of AIG executives in Fairfield county flopped harder than a Wall Street “dead cat bounce.” This from this morning’s Hartford Courant:
As it turned out, the tour consisted of brief, uneventful visits to just two homes — Poling’s and that of James Haas, another AIG employee who had already pledged to forfeit his bonus.
A third bonus recipient’s home, belonging to Jonathan Liebergall in New Canaan, was dropped from the itinerary mid-tour because the bus was running behind schedule. Liebergall, too, has said he will return the bonus.
But the best part was the turnout … by the media. Because you cannot make this stuff up. Let’s see if you can figure out who the media sympathizes with.
Here’s what the AP reports (Emphasis mine):
A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.
About 40 protesters sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.
As “Nice Deb” asks …
While the tea parties, (which are popping up all over the country, drawing hundreds and even thousands of people every week), are attracting scarce attention from the media, a motley troupe of 40 ACORN malcontents that go by the name of the Connecticut Working Families Party attracted dozens of reporters from around the world
Meanwhile Connecticut’s Tea Party drew more than 300 in Ridgefield.
Temple Of Mut has taken a look at some of the people in Connecticut Working Families …
Thanks so much to Linda for pointing this out to me this morning.
Update: Oops … it’s a tie. This from the Hartford Courant this morning, paragraph 4:
“Now that we have had a chance to see your community,” Jackson read before an international throng of about 40 journalists, “we would like to invite you to visit ours.”
Now this … all the way down in paragraph 14 …. paragraph 14!
Roughly 40 activists boarded the bus in Hartford, joined it in Bridgeport or followed it in other cars, according to organizers.
Update: (Steve) Thanks for the link Michelle!