Saturday, January 24, 2009
6367: Dressed For Success And Bankruptcy.
Weekend styles in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Looks like President Barack Obama’s Midas touch isn’t always immediate. Hartmarx Corporation, the creator of Obama’s suits, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Expect to see an Obama Suit Collection soon.
• The New York Daily News reported Bank of America apparently canned Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain for buying a $1,200 wastebasket during an office redecorating. It would be interesting to see the executive suites at Bank of America. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone into their designer trash receptacle.
• Tom Hanks apologized for recently calling Mormon Proposition 8 supporters “un-American.” Hanks’ statement read, “I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination … But everyone has a right to vote their conscience; nothing could be more American … To say members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who contributed to Proposition 8 are ‘un-American’ creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement. No one should use ‘un- American’ lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have.” The offended Mormons are probably spiritually obligated to forgive Hanks.