This is not likely to be a regular feature, but I just had to share this one. You know, in time for Thanksgiving and all.
So here it is, courtesy of a media relations tool at AIG.
"Let me know if you are interested in engaging. If so, we can establish some rules that are amenable for both of us."This one has a delicious back story. Read it if you dare! And then bear in mind that this was sent by someone hired to do media relations for this appalling excuse of an insurance company.
Read it? Good. My comment: No wonder the place is a federal disaster area*. It's idiots all the way down!
How is AIG exempt from ridicule when the company as a whole has failed so spectacularly? I'd say some armchair management tips are par for the course when you've just begged and received $150 BILLION in handouts. After all, you've got all the money any of us might ever collectively hope to have, and all we have left is our snark. Leave us our snark. Or at the very least rob us of that too by hiring a mildly clueful media relations doobie.
But by all means keep sending vague messages of strong-armishness to Wonkette. Because I am amenable to more entertainment value for my $150billion.
*Well, almost. AIG only gets half of the money that we're spending to get Katrina's victims sort of back to some semblance of normal.